Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between.
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Here’s a perfect moment from my week. I hope you’ll share yours, too.
Regarding the title: well, kinda sorta.
Fifteen years ago when I proposed to Roger, we didn’t want to spend a lot of money on wedding stuff. Instead we wanted to shoot our wad backpacking for a month through Greece and Turkey. So we economized on my engagement and wedding rings.
See, there had been a past, uh, relationship on my part, one that involved a ring with a small diamond. When I was 21, a boy asked me to marry him. It did not occur to me to say no (I thought marriage was what you did after college).
The ring was so pretty and the boy was so charming. The “no” became clear a couple of years later, at which time I was sad I had to stop wearing the ring. It stayed in a box in my drawer for many years, a literal hidden gem.
Fast forward to my true Mr Right. He was, in fact, SO right that he didn’t mind if I recycled my cherished ring. If fit in with our plans to not go overboard with “stuff,”and to invest more in the marriage than in the wedding.
So we took the setting (on the right) and added a beautiful lavender tanzanite, and voilà — engagement ring. Then we took the small diamond and added a band (with one to match his), and voilà — wedding ring (on the left). They were simple and beautiful and suited me.
We had always talked (and by “we” I mean “I”) about getting me a fancier ring for our 5th anniversary, to honor the kids we’d surely have.
Well, the 5th went by and the 10th went by and darn if kids aren’t expensive. Other priorities came up and it didn’t seem appropriate to spend on my wants rather than my family’s needs.
Now the 15th anniversary looms later this year. The stars aligned recently for me to get a ring to celebrate this stage of my life, so I mySELF went to Jared’s to see what they had. I wasn’t impressed.
I found an online jeweler that allowed me to design a ring with diamonds (tiny) for Tessa’s birthmonth and amethysts for Reed’s. In addition, their names are etched onto faces of the band, like this sample (which has sapphire stones):
This is my new bling, which honors my family, and makes me feel perfectly loved.
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