So my DH and I do things sort of backwards. We aren't married by most states laws, but in TX and according to the IRS, we are. And someday we'll do the civil and church sort of thing. But my Dad has Alzheimer's bad, and Mum is his primary caretaker. I can't put the burden of a wedding on her on top of Dad. And as much as I'd love for my Dad to give me away(again), it would be better for the family to wait until he passes. It's a sad commentary, but at almost 56, I didn't' want to get married without my mother there; and for the first time, I'd like to have a few other family members, like my sister and her husband, or my stepdaughter by a prior marriage and my grandsons there, too.
Hopefully, my BIL will give me away. I'm sure he'd like too!
But that's some day in the future.
Right now, my darling mathematucian is working with D, actually I am , but he's buying. Anyway, we're working on building an engagement/wedding band based on DH's mother's setting.
Even though I've been waiting patiently
(yeah,right) for an engagement ring; only now have things started heating up. I bought him a wedding band first, and I think that inspired him to look to girl ring(s). So, Mum's band is in the mail. But..
In the interim, a good CDI friend, and frequent purchaser, OMC, went to visit David at DBL. They went to a jeweller who carries lots of colored stone and they found Li'l BLOOO
She's pictured below both in her paper wrapper and under a diamond light. And the amazing thing is , I still hadn't authorized DBL to look for a main stone for me. My DH was still grousing like a, well, a grouse.