When Your Best Friend Gets Engaged

It was 11pm when she called, a strange hour, I thought, as I hurried to answer. We’re usually morning chatters. Driving to work catcher uppers. First cup of coffee gossipers. So an 11pm call must mean something. I slid the green answer bar to hear those words I’d been anticipating for months now, “I’m getting married.”

Now naturally, always one to jump the gun, I’ve pretty much answered the phone with a “are you engaged?” right off the bat for the last four months. No pressure. But this time it was true.

Somehow my brain struggled to grasp this so I said “No you’re not” and she insisted, she was. “Are you messing with me?”  I asked again. “No! Nadine I have a ring on my finger,” she implored. “Well let me see it then!” And moments later a stunning engagement ring was staring back at me via FaceTime, Kaylin’s grin ear to ear in the background.

She’s getting married.

And then I broke out in a case of the ugly cries that rivaled Kim Kardashian.

So happy I could not stop crying? Not an emotion I experience often. Words can’t truly describe what it’s like to get that call from your very best friend. It’s pure joy, a side of disbelief (are we that old, really?!), and just a dash of envy.

Kaylin, I love you. I could not be more thrilled for you. The fact that my reaction was your fiance’s favorite (I have to admit, it was kind of absurd) made my whole year. I cannot wait to talk to you about wedding stuff every day from now until the moment you say “I do”. I’m thankful every day that Delta Gamma made us sisters.

  • This made me cry.
    So thoughtful and heartfelt.
    I too am thankful DG made us sisters.

  • I just utterly LOVE your ugly crying pictures. I’m over here uglying laughing. Forget the perfectly put together sponsored leggings posts: this is the REAL deal, folks! And Kaylin, that is one serious ring, m’lady. Wow to the wee.

  • aww this is so sweet, i love how excited you were for her. god i love you guys.

  • I cried like a sappy baby. This was beautiful!

  • This is so sweet!!! Congrats

  • So cute! And I’m right up there with the ugly cry.

  • Your reaction is so sweet! And happy I found a new blog to read!

  • Oh girl, I’ve been there!! Just wait till she tells you she’s pregnant!!!

  • Sorority life is the best, isn’t it? The moment my big tells me she’s engaged is going to be one of the best days of my life!

  • I almost started crying reading this!

  • This is SO sweet. My bestie got engaged this weekend, and I was driving my car. I squealed and let go of the wheel, which my daughter DID NOT appreciate. Super exciting news, and that ring is GORGE!

  • This is so sweet, what a fun call to receive! I ugly cried when my sister called me from Mexico telling me she was engaged. And I even helped with the ring so I knew it was coming!

    Friendships like these are the best, let the wedding planning begin!!!

  • this is so precious, I got choked up!

  • this is SO sweet! I love that you have such a good friend, and she has a great friend in you!

  • I remember getting a similar phone call. It was Christmas afternoon and my best friend called to tell me her boyfriend had proposed and that they were getting married. That weekend and could I please come to Vegas. It was crazy and SO MUCH FUN.

  • I can’t wait to be the one getting that call from my friends… i’ve so far only been the one to make it! I love how happy you are for your friends, that is one of the signs of a truly beautiful friendship!

  • AW you are adorable! Your friend is so lucky to have yoU!!

  • Aw, your pictures made me tear up. Congratulations to your friend, how exciting!!

  • I love this so much. I can only imagine I will be the exact same way when my best friend gets engaged… And I’m thinking it will be any day! So perfect.

  • Aww this is so sweet! I’d be really happy if my best friend gets married too! 🙂

  • Jennifer

    so sweet! and how exciting!!

  • Aww, that is amazing! Congratulations to your friend!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  • So amazing!! Enjoy every moment of being by your bff’s side as she plans for her big day… she will appreciate it more than you will ever know!!

  • Hahahah @ “ugly cry.” This was so sweet. She’s got a good friend. 🙂

  • ah! that’s sooo sweet! you seem like such a good friend! such an exciting memory:)

  • This is such a sweet post! I got chills thinking of my bestfriend getting married 🙂 And Kaylin’s ring is stunning!

  • You’re a good friend! I understand being so happy for your friend that you want to cry but also are crying because it means change is a comin’.

  • YAY! When my best friend got engaged I think I just squealed and screamed. lol

  • Samantha

    That’s the sweetest thing ever! I can’t wait until my best friends get engaged… I will totes do the same! xo

  • This might be one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen. I would probably have the same reaction if my best friend called me to tell me she was engaged too. Seriously love this.

  • Erin P

    Congratulations to Kaylin and that is one awesome ring she now has, totally jealous over here! And adorably cute reaction and retelling from you too!! Thanks for sharing!

  • Ah, yes– the ugly cry. Congrats to your best friend! And congrats to you as well! Here’s to a year full of wedding planning. Fun stuff! I just got married, I was engaged for over a year and half and by the time the day came and gone, I was sick of anything wedding related. Enjoy it and savor it! You’re next! 🙂
    Carla @ Love Cartista

  • Aw! You are too cute. What a sweet picture to share for such a special moment. Congrats to your best friend!

  • How exciting!! This must be a long-looked-forward-to event!

  • Awww that’s so sweet.

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