II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

It'll Do

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!

5 comments:

Demi Eliese said...

Oh girl, I am so sorry. I totally understand you being devastated about it, I would be the same way. God does show up in the craziest, "littlest" times, so don't lose hope! All that matters is that you're married to a great guy, and your marriage is Christ-based. The ring is just a symbol of that love. But hey, if that ring turns up sometime soon, that would be awesome! I'll be prayin...:)

Amos said...

That's pretty!

KC said...

What a cute ring! Love it, and especially love the price! Wow!

smiling's my favorite said...

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty! Just think if it was real. Actually, this one kind of looks like your old ring.

Tammy said...

Way to keep things in perspective, Jen! And you're new sparkler is just LOVELY :)