Monday, November 8, 2010

Wedding Rings


I lost my wedding band over a year ago. I took it off in the Summer. I set it beside the sink. I looked at it every single day. Fall came, and no ring. Couldn't find it anywhere. I searched the floorboards. I emptied the drawers. I looked every place that I might have put it. No ring. My biggest fear was that I might have thrown it away, unknowing . . .
Last night, the drawer front fell off one of the drawers. Just like that. No warning, no prior wigglie-ness, just suddenly it was hanging by a thread . . . It was very late, and I was tired. I thought I could save that project for the morning.
My sweet husband was home today, had all of his woodworking tools out for another repair job, so I quickly emptied the drawer, before I ran out the door for my class . . . speaking to him through the open window . . ."Oh, I really don't have time to do this! I'm gonna be late!" I turned back around, and just like in the movies, I spot a ring of gold on the bottom of the nearly empty drawer. It sparkled and glistened at me. I think it might even have smiled.
Me, shouting, "I found my wedding band!"
Him, "You're kidding!"
I put it on {in hind sight, I should have waited for him to do that}, ran down the stairs and outside to share my treasure with him . . .
. . . Are you ready? Here's where it gets good . . . Today is our anniversary! Our 35th. I know.
How good of God to give me back the symbol of our devotion on a landmark day like today.

7 comments:

  1. What a great story. It could be in Guideposts!
    Congratulations on your anniversary.

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  2. How wonderful--and Happy Anniversary!

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  3. Debbie, I think God was saying Happy Anniversary to you both. Now I am saying Happy Anniversary to you. May God Bless you with many more years together. Love you, sandi

    ps love your post, what a good story!

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  4. I LOVE this Debbi! A sign, meant to be, and a gift for sure! Happy 35th Anniversary!

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  5. Ahhhh!! That is so sweet!! Congratulations :)

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  6. i'm happy for you!

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