With These Rings…

Just over 41years ago Tom put a dainty size 3 1/2 gold wedding band on my finger and I put a more stout gold ring on his. We both promised to love and to cherish, and for the most part we have. You know, except for that day when he was being so selfish, a complete jerk…or wait, was that me? Yeah, pretty sure that was me. Whoever it was on which ever day(s) we got over it and still to this day love and cherish one another almost all the time. And speaking of time — as the years passed, that size 3 1/2 ring got a little difficult to remove over my, say, 4 1/2 size knuckle. The last time I took my wedding band off, a year or so ago, I did the wise thing and didn’t put it back on.

For my birthday, my 60th birthday, (still getting used to that) I got a new wedding band and had my diamond reset. There were so many choices, a wrap, nesting rings, diamond chips in the band or alongside the diamond, white gold, which seems to be more fashionable these days, two bands, one on either side of the diamond ring. I tried on some exquisite looking rings and then asked for something almost just like what I already had. The bands are a bit thicker and the diamond placed in a magical setting that makes it look bigger, but not too big.

 
When I went to pick up my rings, days before my birthday, I loved them. They are just what I wanted, only perhaps more beautiful than I imagined. I was overwhelmed to the point of tears. Yep, I cried. Those poor jewelers, but I’ll bet in their line of work, they’re used to tears.
 
This lovely, lovely birthday gift is a reminder of a promise two kids made more than 40 years ago. A reminder of promises kept, for richer and poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish.
 
I Corinthians 13:7-8
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends…
 

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7 Responses to With These Rings…

  1. I appreciate comments, but it seems I'm the only one who can post them. What's up with that?

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  2. Anonymous says:

    That is just beautiful

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  3. Happy Anniversary to two very special people!

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  4. Aw. That was sweet! At times, wedding rings serve more than just jewelry that husband and wife put on each other’s hand on the day of their wedding. It symbolizes a union the two of you share. And whenever you look at it, you will always be reminded of the times you shared together, and the memories that you made together. And it will always serves as a reminder of your love for each other.

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  5. Thank you, Bridget, and you too, Ellen. Thank you so much.

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  6. “This lovely, lovely birthday gift is a reminder of a promise two kids made more than 40 years ago. A reminder of promises kept, for richer and poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish.”—-Oh, this is so lovely!! :’) I wish my husband and I will be healthy together and live long together as well! Your wedding band really looks wonderful! I’m very happy for the both of you! Cheers! 🙂

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  7. Nice wedding band and many many more years for you and your darling. All the best! 🙂

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