Sunday, February 8, 2009

Wedding Rings

About one month ago I noticed that my wedding ring was smashed...bad. One would think that I would actually recall something happening considering it was so disfigured, but alas, I don't.

I need to get it fixed. I haven't yet so currently I am wearing another of my rings until I get my wedding ring back.

Although I love having a wedding ring, I am not particularly attached to this particular ring. We married when we were poor, nineteen year olds. We didn't have money for anything extravagant but this ring just about broke the bank for us. I am totally ok with having a small ring. That has never bothered me in the slightest. The only regret I have is that the ring is yellow gold rather than white gold as I don't wear anything yellow gold.

Over the years The Designer and I have talked about getting new rings (he's not particularly attached to his either) but the rings have never made it to the top of our priority list so we've never saved the money for new ones.

When I discovered my ring smashed a while back I started teasing The Designer, telling him that it was surely a sign that it was time to get a new ring. And, besides...we are going to be celebrating 13 years of marriage and I am just about certain that a new wedding ring is the perfect gift for a 13 year celebration!!! He always rolls his eyes and tells me to keep dreaming.

Then, this weekend, totally out of the blue he says to me, "Lets start looking for new rings...I think it is time."



Did he just say we can get new rings?


So, now that I have "permission" to shop for a new ring, I have no idea what I would even, off to the stores I'll go.

I love that we didn't buy one before now. I would hate to think of financing a would be silly in this economy. It will be much more satisfying looking at a shiny new ring knowing that we saved, paid for it and earned it through our years of marriage! :)

Any suggestions out there of what I should get?

This is one that I *think* I like, but of course, once I see it in person, I'll may think it is gaudy or something. My concern with this one is that it might be too tall on my finger...hopefully I'll go see it in person soon. My big draw to this one is that it is unique (or at least I think it is...I really haven't been in the ring market for a long time so maybe it is very common, IDK)


Deanna said...

I absolutely love it! My hubby picked out my ring too when we got married 9 yrs ago and although I liked it I probably would not have chosen the same style. It is white gold and I love platinum now, the princess cut look. I have a diamond cut ring now. Anyway, we joked about the same thing this year, a new diamond, different shape, poss different ring, but I feel this one is special since hubby picked it out which makes it a little hard. Anyhow, ring shopping is fun especially when you have "permission." Very excited for you, have fun w/ it!!!!

L L said...

That ring is beautiful! I love that you probably won't see another one quite like it. My ring has an unique setting too and I am always getting compliments on it. You can always pass the original ring on to one of your girls too when they get older.

Steph said...

I think that is a good choice. It's very pretty.

GML said...

Your blog is a beautiful tribute to the culture of life. Imagine if you had a child with a disability and lived in a developing country? In many communities across Africa a disability is perceived as a curse on the child or his family. Families are shunned or forced to leave their village, in some situations parents are actually encourage to kill their disabled infant. Disability, discrimination, and a lack of education conspire to force these children into lives dependency and despair.

In the heart of Uganda lies a model neurosurgical center...CURE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF UGANDA. CCHU is the only pediatric neurosurgical hospital in all of Sub-Saharan Africa (outside South Africa). It is a place were children like lil Bug and their families can get medical help, counseling and spiritual support.

Pediatric neurosurgery is the lifeline for children experiencing a range of afflictions of the brain and central nervous system. In developing countries, the rate of many of these conditions is higher because of poverty and limited health care. These include spina-bifida and hydrocephalus.

Each year an estimated 2,000 Ugandan infants develop hydrocephalus. An unknown number of older children are also afflicted. Despite the overwhelming need among Uganda’s children, CURE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL UGANDA was the first hospital in the region to begin to bring First World techniques to the treatment of hydrocephalus in Uganda.

AJS said...

GML, thank you for your comments and for educating me (and my readers). As a parent with a child with disabilities, I know that we are so incredibly fortunate to live in America.

I will be praying for the Cure Childrens Hospital in Uganda and the tiny patients that use their resources.

God bless.