Yesterday, November 5th, was mine and Jared's 8 month anniversary :D
We had this awesome date, but I'll just cut to the chase. He gave me a "promise ring"!!!!!!!
But here's the thing. I made promises to Preston (my first missionary) that I didn't keep. And I felt completely terrible about it. So I'm not going to make that mistake again. I've told Jared before that I can't make any promises while he's gone on his mission. Anyway, this is how it went :)
We drove up to this beautiful lookout over the whole valley. I thought we just went up there to talk or cuddle like we usually do. But then this is how the conversation went:
Me: *looking out the car window* It's so pretty up here! *turns around and looks at Jared as he's holding the ring out*
Jared: "I know I told you in the beginning of our relationship that I'd never ask you to wait for me while I'm on my mission. But Desiree, will you wait for me?"
Me: "Are you serious?"
Me: "I'll wait for you, as long as it's in the Lord's plan for me :)"
I learned that hard way that sometimes we make plans for our lives that aren't what's really best for us. God know's what's best for us. I don't want to be 100% set on something and then realize it's not for me. So I consider the ring a "remember him" ring :) I seriously love it though. It's gorgeous and exactly my style. He knows me too well :) And I love that he WANTS me to wait for him. Because I WANT to wait for him.
In other news, our 8 month anniversary was definitely one to remember. While I was at work earlier in the day, he kept texting me saying how he's been anticipating this anniversary for a while, and how he was so excited for it. In my mind I thought, "Why is this one so special? It's just 8 months..." but now I know why :) Before he gave me the ring, we went rock climbing.
And then he took me to my favorite place. Zupas. I'm seriously addicted to that place. Then we went and saw this movie!
K I'm not even kidding. This movie made me cry. If you haven't seen it, go see it.
And then after the movie is when we drove up to the lookout :)
I just want to say, I'm a happy girl :)