Post # 1
What thoughts do you have when you look at your ring?
Today we were at lunch and the place we went to had local bridal magazines on display. So we took one to our table and as Mr. Tattoo was flipping through the pages and commenting on some vendors, I found myself just looking at my ring and STARTED TO CRY!!!!! WOW! Sometimes I think, “wow, this ring has uber sparkle! I’m announcing my engagement to the folks on the space station!” Most of the time I think that I’m so lucky to have him back in my life. Today I thought, “OMG I can’t believe he wants to marry me! Here I am looking like a hot mess after drinking all night and he’s in his business suit and he still reached across the table to stroke my face and smile. HE WANTS TO MARRY ME!!!!!” Yeah…I had to ask our waitress for extra napkins.
The bonus of me having a breakdown at Mad Mex? Mr. Tattoo told the waitress we were engaged and I was still in shock and she went and told the manager and he bought us lunch and gave us a certificate for $10 off our next meal. lol
Post # 3
@Miss Tattoo: Love that story!!! It’s so stinkin cute 🙂 Most of the time, when I look at my ring, I think…”Dang, that’s a beauty!” During my sentimental moments, I just think how much it took for us to get here…a looonnnnggggg deployment, being in a LDR for 2 1/2 years, and spending the first 10 months of marriage apart. Whenever DH is irritating the living daylights out of me, I’ll just look at my ring and reminds me that even on his most irritating days that he’s with me, I wouldn’t trade them at all for the days we were living apart. It brings me back down to earth
And now I’m looking at my ring again thinking, “Dang…I need to clean it.” lol
Post # 4
I wasn’t a enagement/wedding oriented bride, so when we were going through that stage I didn’t have an emotional connection to the ring. For years I wore no ring at all. My upgraded ring is nice, when I look at it it represents overcoming obstacles, the birth of our child, the awful apartments we shared and the beautiful home we share now. I think about how we started out and how much I’m looking forward to what’s ahead.
Post # 5
I still do that same thing. Being that I’ve only had the ring for two months I suppose it isn’t uncommon lol But, I have def become overwhlemed and cried about the ring and it’s meaning. It’s never going to be “just” a beautiful ring to me. This ring shows our commitment to each other after never thinking we would ever have something so amazing. I text him today and just randomly wrote “P.S. Ur amazing” he quickly responded back with ” Not as Amazing as you r “. It’s the little things that matter and my ring will always make me think about those.
Post # 6
Such a sweet story Miss Tattoo! We are 35 days into the engagement. Every time I look at my ring, a silly, huge grin appears on my face. I become emotional that the future hubby and I are taking a new journey together. (Also, I must admit that once a day I look down at my ring and say ” Not a bad job Mr. Radiant!”)
Post # 7
Funny you should post this. I caught a glimpse of my ring a few minutes ago and I thought to myself “It’s so beautiful. I can’t believe I was worried about what he’d pick. It’s perfect!”
Post # 8
When I look at my ring, I think “I can’t believe it’s all finally happening!” and sometimes, “Ooh, shiny!” 🙂
Post # 9
When I look at it, it reminds me that I’m not alone and that someone so wonderful loves me and wants to spend the rest of his life with me.
Post # 10
OMG, you are too cute!! Loved that story!
I get emotional sometimes too when I look at my ring and think about our engagement. Oh and EVERY time I see those pictures, come on now. Haha.
My ring reminds me of not only how lucky I am to have found such an amazing person who actually wants to marry ME, but of how well he truly knows me, reads me, and provides for me just what I want and need without me having to even ask for it. He picked out my dream ring all by himself, knew I wanted the surprise and didn’t want to go the ring-shopping route, and knew I wanted other people in my life who were special to me to be there for the proposal, and even that I wanted pictures of it, all of which I never even told him about. Especially the proposal part because he can be very shy and I thought he would never do it with an audience!
But he did all those things for me. He even remembered the one time I told him in passing how much I love rose gold, over a YEAR prior, and had the ring custom made in it! So my ring feels like not only a symbol of his sacrifice and commitment to me, but of our compatibility. It reminds me that he really is the perfect man for me. Oh geez…. now I’m tearing up again too!! 😀
Post # 11
I’m in the “HE wants to marry ME!” camp =)
Post # 12
hehe, that’s too cute!! 😀
I think for a while I was in shock that he had actually thought about it, looked at different things online and actually bought a ring. A beautifulperfectjustmystyle ring. We didn’t really talk engagement or rings (we talked about getting married) so it never occurred to me that he would be looking into that. That’s what I would think about looking at my ring. 🙂
Post # 13
My thoughts are – this is the prettiest piece of jewerely that I have ever owned and will ever own.
Post # 14
When I look at my ring, I think about how lucky I am to have my FI, and how I can’t wait til I get to wear my wedding band too! FI picked out my ring on his own and it couldn’t be more perfect.
Post # 15
When I look down at my ring I think what a lucky girl I am to have such a great guy! He picked out the ring himself and that makes it so much more special to me, because he took the time to find the right one and I couldn’t love it anymore than I love him!
Post # 16
When I look at my ring, I just think how much I love it/him/our relationship and I can’t believe we are getting married so soon! And a lot of the time, I think about the proposal, that vacation we were on, the way we felt together that night, sharing the news, etc. and it reminds me of how amazing this all is! I love itttt 🙂