difficult child's boyfriend (E) came over last night by himself just as H and I were finishing up dinner. It was sort of odd because G is usually with him. I instantly knew something was up but waited. We chitchatted for a while and then he became serious and said, "Well, the main reason I am here is because I want to ask for your permission or blessing or whatever to marry your daughter. I love her so much and I've never EVER felt this way in my life before about anyone and I just know that I want to marry her" and then he looked like a scared little kid, lol. H said, "G's an adult and so, I think the decision is hers, Know what I mean??" and E said, "Well, I know, but out of respect, I thought I should let you know that I'm picking up the ring next week and I'm going to make it official. We've discussed it a few times and I think we're both ready. It's just unbelievable how perfect we fit together. She's great with my boys and I don't know, it just works. I am happy every day, every single day, never a bad day with G". (After he left H turned to me and asked, "Was he talking about G?! LOL) So, what could we do? He's totally correct - they are so very well suited, despite the age difference (9 years) and the baggage they both bring to the relationship. I am always in awe of how perfectly they fit together and he's a hard working guy, a good dad, and it's clear he loves Gina. He grew up with a lot of sisters so he also knows when to keep quiet. He gets G - he goes with her moods and somehow, they work very well. I have concerns about their financial stability and I know the mother of his boys is going to flip out - her head will pop right off her shoulders when she learns of their engagement, so G will have to be on her guard. Anyway, I'm still digesting this new development. I'm happy and yet, I'm sad...feels like I'm officially losing my little Bean. Oh! And yesterday G asked me if I would be angry if they eloped one day. From a financial point of view, not at all. But I'd really love to be there when they promise and profess their love to one another for always, you know? I guess time will tell how this pans out. And one last thing. G finally saw the Dr and went back on Prozac (only 10mg). Initially it was to help with her PMDD, but My God, she is feeling amazing! She said she wishes she listened to me about an AD years ago. Hahaha, <eye roll> So, that's difficult child's update!