- 3 years ago
- Wedding: April 2017
Some awesome news!
Some of you may remember my thread about how I lost my engagement ring at my FI’s brother’s house right after Christmas.
That thread was very long, so in summary, we thought their dog may have eaten my ring since she jumped up on the bed, but an xray showed she didn’t. Fi’s brother’s wife was acting a bit weird the whole time we were looking for it. The ring had not turned up even after they cleaned up after putting away all their Christmas decorations and it became a bit of drama.
It was a dead topic until we visited his family in February as his mom threw us a bridal shower. Brother’s wife was very distant toward me. It wasn’t clear why she was mad at us, because we even stayed at their house again the second time (against my FI’s wishes, but his brother was I think trying to smooth things over). It was a bit embarrassing at the shower when one of FI’s mom’s friends commented on my ring and his mom told her how I lost the first one. I don’t think she was trying to be mean (she just has a tendency to overshare) and didn’t say any more once I mentioned it to her, but I think the brother’s wife heard the conversation.
Fiance and his brother and a bunch of other guys went to Las Vegas last weekend for FI’s bachelor party. FI was at work last night when he called and asked if his brother had called me. I said he hadn’t, and that’s when Fiance told me that they found my ring! (His brother had my number wrong so that’s why I didn’t get the call).
Needless to say, I am thrilled!
But here’s the weird part, and I am probably overthinking this, but I cannot get it out of my head.
I was told that the brother’s wife found the ring over the weekend. And maybe this is a case of me expecting people to act like I would, but if you found a lost ring in your house, wouldn’t you call the owner right away?? But she didn’t tell her husband until Monday night, after he got home from Vegas. When I spoke to FI’s brother, he asked if his wife had called me, and I told him no. He knew it was kind of strange (I could tell by his voice) but he covered for his wife, saying she probably wanted to surprise him when he got home. That made no sense to me at all, but I went along with it.
My Fiance thinks this whole thing is really sketchy. We got a ton of texts from his family on how great it was she found our ring. Even though he has absolutely no proof, he thinks she may have hung onto the ring and is now trying to look like a hero. She finally did send us a text today asking how we’re going to “repay” her…but then added an “LOL” as if to come across like she’s kidding.
Regardless, I know I need to put my feelings aside and be grateful I’m getting my ring back. But something keeps nagging at me.
Would you just play it up and pretend she’s the “hero” and just let it go? I think that’s what I have to do….Fiance is going to have a much harder time with it.