Gretchen Rossi

Gretchen shares her thoughts on Slade's ring shopping and how this episode made her love him even more.

on May 16, 2012

Ultimately I had to laugh because I know his impatience got the best of him. He wanted a certain ring but he couldn't do that right then so he was trying to figure out how to get the ring he really wanted for me. One thing I can assure you about Slade is that he has too much pride too not to get me the real thing, and our jeweler obviously wouldn't allow him to do that anyways! However he also knows me well enough to know I won't care if it's a ten carat diamond ring or a one carat. Good news is you can always upgrade if and when your financial situation changes later! Kind-of like what my Dad did for my Mom on their 40th wedding anniversary!

I also wanted to say thank you to everyone for the kind comments about me making the right decision about not getting married until some things are worked out. It's a hard decision when you love someone so much, but right now it's the right decision for me. I have worked very hard to get back to the place I was before I got engaged to Jeff. I was financially self-sufficient and a very hard working business woman. I never want to lose sight of that again, because working and having my own thing is truly what I love to do. It makes me feel whole. I lost myself a little when I gave up my career to be with Jeff, so we could travel together and build a bi-coastal lifestyle.

Slade has always supported and encouraged me to continue to go after those dreams and has never asked me to give them up. My companies are thriving, I am getting to do everything I have ever wanted to do and accomplish in life, and I couldn't be happier.
The next stage will be adding a family to my life, and I don't believe you have to be married to start that. Look at Brad and Angelina six kids later and just now they are engaged! LOL!

I am very excited about the next stage of my life with Slade. He is going to make an amazing father to our children -- just like my father has been to me! Was it just me or did Slade and my father remind you of each other in last week's episode? Weird! My parents really do adore Slade and they are excited about the thought of little ones soon as well!