Sunday, January 9

The Ring

His first one slipped off his finger in the cold Atlantic waves on our very first warm weather vacation as newlyweds. It was thick gold and I replaced it with its twin on our first anniversary. Nine years later, it slipped off his finger while butchering chickens and we borrowed a metal detector, which went off at each step. Old farms = many nails and old spoons but no ring. Browsing in Wally world one evening, he tried on a tungsten carbide ring, twenty bucks, and wore it home.
All of a sudden, we didn't match anymore. Mine gold, his silver colored. Until this past Christmas. I love, love, love my new wedding ring. And I love that we match again.

9 comments:

Bonnie said...

My husband lost his ring on our honeymoon- slipped right off while snorkeling. He thinks a fish ate it.
I never replaced it because he can't wear them at work.
Both of my married brothers lost theirs in the ocean, and one lost his a second time in their outdoor woodstove. He had to wait 'till spring to get it back!
Glad you match again!

Diane said...

Pretty! :O)

Michaela Dunn Leeper said...

What a sweet post!

Kristine said...

I understand about activities that can cause you to lose your ring. And my husband can't wear his at work, either. But we have a little routine that is special to us. When he can't/shouldn't wear his ring, I wear it for him. It feels honoring to the special significance of the rings to us and it frees his hand for those times when he cannot wear it himself. Then when he is through with work, I get to "marry" him all over again. :)

Happy for you and your matching rings!

Sarah said...

How lovely! My husband lost his ring on our honeymoon as well - he crashed in deep snow while skiing. I did accidentally put his ring on the wrong hand during out wedding vows - we joke that that's the reason it didn't stick and had to be redone.

Tracey said...

So sweet - and a beautiful ring!

Kate said...

How lovely! My husband's wedding ring sits snug in the box it came in. He can't wear his ring at work and it doesn't fit him anymore anyway AND it can't get expanded because of the engravings on it. It doesn't bother me, but every once in a while I take it out and ask him to "just try to put it on." LOL!

Oh, and thank you for saying that you count falling into bed exhausted as a good day! It actually brought me to tears because I'm always tired and I always have so much to do, but I'm literally living my dream life!

Angela Gifford said...

That is so sweet!

Amanda said...

Beautiful ring, my husband and I have matching tungsten carbide wedding rings as well. I love ours, its been 4 years and not a single scratch on it, they are absolutely indestructible!