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Tuesday, May 03, 2016

We Lost Our Rings But Not Our Commitment

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My husband’s gold wedding band disappeared early in our marriage. My dad lost his as a newlywed, too, leaving it on a public restroom sink. I chalked up their carelessness to being men who weren’t used to wearing jewelry and, even though I was a bit disappointed in my husband, I wasn’t all that upset. 
I was, however, mortified when my own ring vanished. I didn’t lose things! I was the one who found things—soccer jerseys, car keys, library books. I reprimanded my kids and husband about keeping track of their own stuff, echoing a motto my dad drilled into me as a child: A place for everything and everything in its place! When it came to our wedding rings, neither Dad nor I had heeded that advice.



3 comments:

  1. The ring is only a symbol, what's real remains in your hearts, which you have learned, with your new ring. Lovely.

    I didn't realize it, but after spraining his finger playing basketball, my husband stopped wearing his ring for ever so long. It turned out he couldn't get it over his knuckle. I didn't know this until after he ordered another ring two sizes larger. It touched me to the heart that he felt so bothered not to wear his wedding ring that he bought a new on. Shame on me for not noticing sooner and buying it for him! :)

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  2. Great!!! You must attach your feelings towards your partner rather than with materialistic things.
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  3. We are also getting married and will give strict instructions about wedding band to my fiancé. Thanks a lot for this post. We are still looking for spacious and inexpensive Seattle Wedding venues for our wedding.

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