Lost Wedding Ring Blues

January 6, 2010

My wife lost her wedding ring recently and we’re pretty bummed out about it.  I can still remember sitting outside the jewelry store where we bought our rings, picking out the inscriptions.

We sat on separate benches outside the store pondering what words would best epitomize our relationship and marriage.  Turns out we were pretty much on the same wave length.  We didn’t tell each other what the inscriptions would be, we found out on our wedding day when we swapped rings. 

She didn’t know what hers said at first because I’d used a German phrase. However, when I translated it for her she smiled because it was pretty much the same thing as the English version that she’d had inscribed in my ring.

Sadly, we’ll probably never see her ring again but what’s most important to me is what it symbolizes and that the words inside our rings still apply to our marriage.

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3 Responses to Lost Wedding Ring Blues

  • Ben

    @Patrick, we have one for her engagement ring since it’s worth considerably more. The wedding rings were just simple gold bands.

    @Cathy, ha ha. Yeah, I’ll have to work on getting her a new one. We hadn’t budgeted for it, I don’t think this qualifies for a withdrawal from the emergency fund : )

  • Cathy @ Chief Family Officer

    I’m sorry about your wife’s ring! Get her one that has some diamonds in it and the loss won’t sting as much 😉

  • Patrick

    Sorry to hear about the lost ring, Ben. We have an extra insurance rider for my wife’s ring, but the monetary value can never come close to replacing the sentimental value. I hope the ring turns up in the near future.