As last weekend was our 33rd Wedding Anniversary, I thought it might be a good time to share the story of my original wedding ring.
It is a white gold ring...I only wore silver jewellery at the time, and didn't want yellow gold..flat in style and etched round the outside.
This ring hasn't been worn for years, not just because it's too small for me, but because a few years after we married DH and I had an 'altercation' ( an understatement if ever there was one, but that's one of those 'hidden journalling' stories!) and at one point the wedding ring was tossed out the bedroom window into the garden.
When 'normal service' resumed, try as we might we couldn't find the ring. Fast forward a year or so (by which time I had a new ring, which doesn't fit me either by the way!) and I was cutting the grass, when the lawnmower blade caught on something...and yes, when I looked it was my wedding ring!
Not only was it filthy, but after its tussle with the lawnmower the metal had been cut through in a few places! One of my friends at work had a brother who worked with metal, and he repaired it as well as he could .....if you look closely, you can see the dents ..there are matching ones on the other edge. Being a shallow-minded twenty three year old, who only wanted things which looked 'perfect', I put the ring away in my jewellery box, where it has stayed all these years.
The funny thing is that when I took it out to photograph it, I actually realised that it really IS a symbol of our marriage.....it's been through the wars, been well-dented, but remains solid and has survived to tell the tale! In fact, I am now thinking that I am going find out about having some extra gold put in to make it fit again....I now know that things don't have to be perfect to be precious!
As you can see, Storytelling Sunday is more than just about telling the stories of our lives... this year it is making us actually THINK about what things mean to us- not just what they meant in the past, but what they mean to us now, at this moment in time....thanks for that, Sian.
To find out what is precious to other bloggers, why not hop over to SIAN'S BLOG...even better, why not share a story of your own?....everyone is made very welcome!
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