Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I lost my Mom's Wedding Ring.

It's beyond embarrassing telling of how I lost my mom's wedding ring.

[silence]

I know.  I know!  I've been living with that baggage for the past 2 years. 

It's not something you just get over.  No matter how understanding and comforting your mother is.  No matter how much your mom puts your feelings, unrightfullyso, in front of her lost wedding ring feelings.  You just don't forget about it.

Walk back with me to October, 2 years ago.

We were getting ready to move into our new house, I was planning for Julia's 3rd birthday, and my mom had taken her ring off to help paint four coats on every inch of our walls and ceilings.  She forgot her wedding ring at our house, but we were planning on having Julia's party at my MIL's who lives in the same town as my parents.

"Don't worry Mom.  I'll bring it over to Julia's party.  It's no big deal."

That's what I thought, until it came time to hand it over just before singing Happy Birthday and I had no idea where it was.  I felt like I was nosediving in a never ending black hole.

And as if feeling like the lowest daughter ever wasn't enough, 2 weeks later I took my ring off--to paint our laundry room--forgot that I shoved it in the pocket of my hooded sweatshirt, stowed it away in the back of my closet and lost that ring for a good 7 months.

And I wonder how I ever was a good Maid of Honor.

It didn't matter that we had just moved to a new town, that I had just found out we were pregnant with #3--that ended up to be #3 & #4--and that we were planning for the upcoming holidays.  I had just lost 2 wedding rings in less than a month and I was pleading with God to turn over my mom's WAY before mine.

Which is what didn't happen.  Of course my mom found my lost ring while perusing through my closet one afternoon.  Tell me.  How's a girl supposed to act excited when that happens?

But the page that made this drama take a turn for the best came last night when my MIL said she had been dusting her corner cabinet and found a ring pushed way to the back.  She was wondering if it belonged to my mom.

It did!  It did, it did, it did!

[sigh]

So, after my dad and I conspired a bit, we decided to put it in a small box and surprise her with it this morning.  The exact way my dad did when he proposed.

That's when....they lived happily ever after.

19 comments:

*sara* said...

She must have been so excited!! What a great story. And you must be SO relieved!!

Aimee' said...

Ooooh that's so awesome!! But tell us...how did your dad propose?! ;) And what was your mama's reaction this morning? Details woman...details. hee hee

Loukia said...

What a sweet story, and wonderful way to present your mom with the ring again! Awww... how cute. I am so bad at losing things, too. Don't feel bad, though! It happens to the best of us. I recently lost my Tiffany bracelet with my children's initial charms on them. I felt terrible. And of course, this is no way compares to a wedding ring, but I had a yucky feeling about it. AND in November my husband lost his wedding band. Somewhere outside out house. And we have been looking for it for months! And no luck. I think it just rolled into a sewer... :(

Amy said...

That ended well!
Unlike my story...
When I was 15 I "borrowed" (w/o asking) MY mom's ENGAGEMENT ring from my dad (1960)...
wore it to soccer practice...
then realized that night that it was no longer on my finger.
That was 20 years ago. :(

But glad you found your mom's...and yours. ;)

JalenasMommy said...

aww, what a sweet story! I bet you are SO relieved!! Post some pics of the "engagement"!

Goldylocks said...

WOW..what a story!!! Just amazing. Was your mom totally freaking out????

Stephanie said...

I about flipped when I read the title but oh how awesome and what a great surprise!!!!

amanda said...

how crazy. at first i thought maybe it's an april fools story. but it doesn't seem to be. i agree i want to hear the story of the proposal. :0)

mrs boo radley said...

My heart's beating out of my chest. What a thriller!

Whitney said...

What a sweet story :)

Stacey said...

Oohhhh! Love the happy ending, I can just see your mom and she receives her ring for the 2nd time! Matron of Honor to me!! And a great one at that!!! Love you girl.

Liz said...

ahhhhh....what a sweet story...and what a happy ending!

~*Michelle*~ said...

*sniff

What an awesome story......LOVE it!

~and the bonus happy ending is that now you can completely forgive yourself....even though you were forgiven so long ago. We "humans" tend to have a problem with that, huh?

xoxoxooxxoxo

Lisa H said...

That is a great story! So glad you finally have a happy ending for it! :)

gina said...

Aw, I 'm loving that happy ending more than you know. See I'm hoping to find my 2 carat total weight engagement ring when we move- it's been lost for well over a year now- because I often took it off and left in pockets, on backboards of the sink...etc. when I was doing things. :( Although it does feel a smidge better to know that other people out there lose important things two. :) My wedding band is just plain white gold- picked out with the specific intention of never needing to take it off to clean and stuff. :)

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

Too funny! Been by here before but never commented...so here I am :). We considered the name Hazel for one of our twins...love, love, love that name!!

Kendra said...

This is such a great story!! I bet your mom was so excited!!! My dad was actually in your mom and dad's wedding..I'm pretty sure he was an usher. My parents have shown me a couple pictures of my dad and the pale yellow tuxs they had to wear. haha. they looked hot to say the least.

Becky said...

That is the happiest story ever!! Way to go Grandma Net!!!

Deborah said...

A true story about the tuxs. Rich modeled in a bridal show and wore the yellow tuxedo. He picked out the color for the color for the wedding. My choice would have been black, white and red. Maybe for our 35th anniversary we can renew our vows and go all out. I'll wear a red dress and he a black suit.