Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I'm married...again.


I lost my wedding ring months ago. (I actually think my former cleaning lady or her daughter took it but what do you do? I guess there is a penalty for being too lazy to clean your own toilets.) I have been in denial that it was really gone compulsively checking the pockets of each clothing item I dawn in the hope that it will magically return. I even ripped up the drain and garbage disposal TWICE holding my breath for good luck (and to spare myself nausea from the smell) to no avail. I finally decided that it was time to replace the symbol of my commitment after being hit on NEVER by ANYBODY. I've got to keep the dream that *I've still got it* alive for another few years so I bought myself a new band. I didn't want a giant solitaire like I dreamed of when first engaged--too impractical and would be wasted on my old, wrinkly, freckled fingers. I also didn't want an approximation of my old ring because I really am so sad that it is gone. I opted for a very thin eternity-type band. The small, channel-set diamonds are princess cut to remind me of my old ring but that's the only similarity. I guess this means Brent will have to stick out another 15 years!

9 comments:

Amy and Brad said...

LOVE the ring! So pretty and classic! And I happen to like the freckled fingers, too...but I might be biased there :)

Sorry about the disappearance of the first ring. That is sad. I've had a few close calls myself.

Erin said...

Beautiful new ring! Sorry to hear about the original. I lost mine once right around Russ's and my first anniversary. Fortunately, mine mysteriously returned after a day or two, but I know how sick it makes you to lose something so precious (not so much because of its monetary value, but because of the attached sentimental value). Anyway, you have great taste! I think I'd go for something similar if I ever lost my original (again).

Beverly said...

I also lost my wedding ring and clung to the hope for years that I would find it. But that's a beautiful substitute Rite. I hope Brent stays worthy of you for many more than 15 years.

Danette said...

Beautiful! I had the same sentiments when replacing mine. Nothing like the original, but I love my new one almost more than my old one-- and I love yours too! It's gorgeous!

Kristen Gregson said...

Sad about ring #1 but I LOVE ring #2. Keep looking around the house...you might still find it and then you'll have 2 rings you love!

Atkin Family said...

I love that ring -- so pretty, classic, and practical (you're not going to knock a big diamond for every day wear). Have you ever tried asking patron Saint Anthony (Saint of Lost Items) for help??!! Little did you know there is a catholic saint whose sole purpose it helping finding lost articles!!! Try it out, it can't hurt right!!

Sheri said...

I would be sad if I lost my wedding ring! Unfortunately I've misplaced mine several times and each time it makes me heartsick. I don't blame you for still looking high and low for your first ring, but I love the 2nd ring!

rockelle dixon said...

Hey Rita, LOVE the ring, pillowcases etc.
I never where my ring becasue when I do anything wearing it I always scratch people. So For 4 years now I keep asking for one very similar to your new one but that left finger is still empty. Maybe I should do it on my own eh?

Debbie said...

Love your new ring. It's so similar to my anniversary band. You crack me up in your posts. You are so witty!c

I lost my wedding ring years ago on Christmas day, prayed about it, felt inspired to return to my parents' house and go through bags of wrapping paper/trash. We dumped them out and there came my ring! It was miraculous.