Why Hello Knotties!
I had the pleasure of accepting my dream man's proposal on our 8 year anniversary (July 28th!). And while starring at my ring (which i LOVE) my favorite question to ponder is what does it mean to be engaged? For instance Queen Elizabeth II was secretly engaged to Prince Phillip and when they made it known to her parents, her mother initially disapproved. For her it seemed an emotional, independent - almost defiant endeavour. It occurred to me everyone must have a different answer so i Google searched and and found a great little article:
After reading it i thought of how every woman has their own thoughts and feelings on the subject and I would really like to hear them. I'll start.
To me being engaged is a marked involvement in a tradition that spans centuries and involves a shift that involves both your emotions and your identity. It's running over to peoples houses with champagne and making announcements with gusto, and it's getting butterflies when you tease each other and say the word 'fiancee' while doing the dishes. It's mourning the loss of your soon to be axed maiden name, and celebrating the level of commitment, loyalty, fidelity, and journey two people are making together. It's the culmination of finding your soul mate.And this may be the 'honeymoon period' but i suddenly have better posture, fix my chipped nails, am overly polite, and bring out my stockpile of lingerie nightly. HA! So what say the women? What does it mean to you?