There are so many ways to show someone you love them. Saying the words is one of the most common ways but you can also convey your feelings with actions. Sending flowers, a card or note to let someone know you’re thinking about them, or going out of your way to pick up a little something that your significant other really enjoys. Love can be seen in a look from across a crowded room, a gentle caress, or in the way a person holds their lover’s hand. Each one is beautiful and meaningful. This past Wednesday was my nine year wedding anniversary and I decided to do something special for JD to show him how much I care for him and how special our time together has been. Instead of going one of these tried and true routes I decided to take the path less traveled. This year I decided to lose by engagement ring. Yes, I did.
I don’t wear my engagement ring everyday, especially in the summer. When it’s hot my fingers tend to swell a bit and it makes wearing multiple rings on one finger uncomfortable. But it was my anniversary so I decided to wear it even though it was forecast to be in the high 90’s. I was at a stop light fidgeting with my rings because they were already getting uncomfortable and then they were flying. All three rings went in different directions. I found my wedding band and the wrap for my engagement ring fairly quickly and slipped them back on. The engagement ring fell between the driver’s seat and center console and when I reached down to grab it, it slipped beneath the console. Disappeared. And in my mind, it was gone forever.
So I panicked. (That’s putting it mildly, y’all.) I sent a text to JD and by the time he called me on Skype I was almost in tears. Turns out he has lost many things under that console and it’s fairly easy to remove. It only took ten minutes for me to rescue my ring. I wore it for the rest of the day and put it back my jewelry box that night, safe and secure. It’s going to be a long time before I live this one down. Next year is the big 10 year anniversary and I can’t wait to see what my clumsy self does next! So, how do you say I love you?