As most of you know, I lost my wedding ring on New Years Day this year. It was a major tragedy to me. It became apparent that I was VERY attached to that ring. I've always loved my ring and had told Matt many, many times how much I LOVED my ring...but when it suddenly came up missing on Jan. 1st, I couldn't believe how devastated I felt. Since then, I have learned a lot and I know God has taught me some big lessons in being too attached to material things. I don't want to be like Lot's wife. Losing my ring was awful, but nothing like losing my home or a friend or my child. It's just a "thing" that can be replaced. (not any time soon--but replaced nonetheless). Anyway, I have become quite "okay" with the whole lost-ring thing for the most part and have gotten used to wearing just a simple gold band on my ring finger for the past several months (something I already had). But today I went to Target and saw this sterling silver CZ for half-price and couldn't pass it up. It's certainly not my dream ring or anything..but it is pretty and it definitley says "I'm Married" which is important.
Bummer though---it's a size 7 and I needed a size 6 or even 5 1/2...so its at least as big or bigger than my real ring was. Hopefully IT won't fall off too...but if it does...at least it's only $11.49 lost.
(great price, huh?? :o)
In the meantime, I am being patient. I want to learn as much as I can from this whole ring thing. I never want to be so caught up in "things" that I lose sight of what is REALLY important in life. I'd give that ring away a million times over if it meant keeping/making my relationships stronger. If I can learn to be a more humble, more giving, more loving, more caring person through this----then I don't want it back. But I know God wants more than just that for me. If I don't eventually find MY ring....I know He has got a ring for me that is better than what I had and I'll wait as long as I need to for it!