Mr. Lovebird got a little shy when I told him I was going to write this post, so I hope you all appreciate it. 🙂
On January 19, 2001 at the crack of dawn, Mr. Lovebird and I were pulling an all-nighter on the phone. So high school right? Well, we had just graduated high school six months earlier! Anyway, he asks, “Want to grab breakfast?” It was still dark outside when Mr. Lovebird hopped on a train from Chelsea to arrive at my doorstep under an umbrella. Even though the diner I loved was 35 block away, we decided to walk there in the rain. After breakfast, he walked me back home, asked if he could see me again that night, I said, “yes” and we said our goodbyes.
That night, the two of us met up at Apple near NYU. During dinner, he whips out a box with a white gold ring inside! Yes, a ring! Who does that?? Hehe, so he shyly asks, “Will you go out with me?” At this point it’s pretty obvious we just graduated high school because I don’t think people really ask that question in the adult dating world. I was shocked to say the least, but said “yes”. Inside the ring, he had engraved, “MAY BE MINE.”
As you can see, the “MAY BE MINE” has worn off a little after all these years.
From that day on, I never took the ring off. That is, until almost five and half years later when he gave me this.
If it’s not clear, it says, “MAY, Be mine Forever”
With this inside!
In the words of one of our favorite shows, Best Week Ever, “UPGRADE!”
I haven’t worn the old ring, since receiving the new one, until recently. I’ve asked Mr. Lovebird if we could incorporate the old ring into our new wedding rings, but he shot down that idea because it’s white gold and he wants platinum rings to match the engagement ring. Maybe we can melt it down to make something our first born can wear. Any suggestions on how we can incorporate it into our wedding?