Sunday, March 30, 2008

Rings


We picked up our rings today from the jewelers. For anyone who doesn't know the story, a couple months ago, my man gave me his fathers ring and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. I happily agreed. But the ring was a bit big on my finger and I wanted him to have a ring too. I didn't want to be the only one with an 'engagement' ring. So we went and picked out a set of rings that we both liked.
Today we finally picked them up and now we both have a ring on our finger. Now every time I see his hand today and see that ring on his finger, it brings a smile to my face. We're actually committing to each other.
I have dated several men in my life that I really loved and thought that we would spend our lives together and make this commitment. But for one reason or another that didn't happen and I was beginning to wonder if it would happen to myself. I had given up on love just a couple years ago and was resigned to the fact that it just wasn't going to happen. Gay men just don't like commitments or at least the ones I knew.
So I threw myself into my work. I was happy, or so I had told myself, until my cousin came back into my life. It was actually a misfortune of his that led me to change my life. What was to be a two week visit to Europe to be with my cousin instead turned out to be a life changing event. Once over here I realized that there was more to life than I was experiencing in PA.
After helping my cousin through his issue, I was faced with going back to PA and my old life, or staying over in Europe and seeing what's out here. I decided to settle in Dublin and made all the necessary plans. Leaving the states was hard at first, I was really homesick and thought I may have made a bad decision. But before long I settled in here and part of that was because I had met my man.
I fell in love with him the moment I first saw him. Or maybe not love, but lust. I defiantly thought he was one of the most handsome men I had ever seen. I thought he was straight at first and when I found out he was gay and he asked me out, my heart skipped a beat. It's been almost a year that we have been together and still every time I am away from him for any amount of time and see him again, the sight of him still makes my heart skip a beat.
We only have a few more days together before he goes to Africa. But this time we set up a global calling plan and I am going to actually go visit him on a break one weekend in Africa. I have never been to Africa, so it will be an experience, plus it will allow us to spend some time together.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I hope you have a lifetime of happiness together!

You almost wanna make me move to Ireland! :)

aka Robertac :kiss:

David said...

Congratulations!! I'm very happy for you both. May you be happy always.

gerryb said...

My wish for you is that you'll always be as happy as you both are now. Best of luck always.

Mike said...

Congratulations my friend, you two are meant for each other and I am sure you will be happy together for a long time. Does he have a sister, a cousin, a female friend, is his grandmother dating anyone? ha ha

budajsguy said...

Butch, I hope you know how inspiring your story is for me. I mean you know I love you to pieces, but to see how much happier you are now...well, it's worth so much to me. I adore you. I hope you and your man are over the moon for each other for the rest of your lives. You deserve it. Congratulations again!

Я очень люблю вас.

Kelly said...

Aw, my sweetie is engaged and I couldn't approve more of your selection. He is a keeper. Best of luck to both of you and many years of happiness.

Myra said...

Boyfriend, ya know I love ya and now I love your guy too. Best wishes to you both and I better be part of the wedding or commitment ceremony, whatever its called.

Hamish said...

Congrats! I want an invitation to the wedding.

Anonymous said...

Best wishes.

American Irish said...

Thanks everyone for the nice comments.

molepunch said...

That's really sweet. I'm reading everything backwards, so obviously this is anti-belated. Or something.

All the best and then some!

Katisha Moreish said...

Congratualtions. I haven't read all of your blog yet, but I sure hope the story stays as happy as when you posted this.