- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2011
I have seen posts or questions of ladies asking if its weird to change their rings before the wedding. Umm it got me thinking. My husband proposed to me in 2002. Yes that’s right I was engaged for 11 years before we finally got married. I had the first ring for less then a week and lost a stone so we returned it. Well we then went and purchased a sapphire ring to use until we found something else that we liked. Then I got pregnant with daughter #1. On Memorial Day weekend a few weeks before she was to be born my husband kept asking me to come into the living room and as I followed him in there he turned and dropped to one knee and asked me to be his wife. I was stunned I loved that it was a total surprise. And the ring was beautiful, simple and dainty. the center stone was maybe 1/4 caret or so marquise cut with 5 channel set diamonds on each side set in yellow gold. Never ever thought to ask him how much he paid or how many carets it was or where he got it. It didn’t matter to me. So along comes baby, born in June 2003, then baby girl #2 in dec. 2004. In dec. 2006 I found out I was pregnant with baby#3 and around that time I started eyeballing this beautiful white gold three stone diamond and sapphire ring and a lot of my girlfriends had white gold so I wanted this ring. Well what his baby wanted his baby got, so I got it. so here we were a family of five mom, dad, and 3 beautiful baby girls. And I still was not married. It never bothered me until I went on a field trip with my second daughter. As the teacher had the children introduce who was with them my daughter called me by my first name. Well the teacher wanted her to call mrs. And my daughter looked up at me confused because she knew mommy didn’t have the same last name as her but couldn’t quite remember what it was. I was so embarrassed. So the Sunday before August 1st 2011 as my hubby and I are laying there talking about this that and everything and I mention I can’t stand not having the same last name as them and I knew I wasnt going anywhere and he said ok well lets go tomorrow and get married. really? And we did we went to the courthouse and it was perfect it was my husband and I and our 3 girls were the witnesses. All this time I put it off because part of me wanted a big wedding, wanted to buy the dress and do the reception. But in my mind I couldn’t justify spending all that money for one day so it kept getting put off, when all we had to do was walk into the courthouse and get married? Wow that was easy! And for me perfect! So back to the rings. I got a white gold channel set band to wear with my three stone sapphire and diamond ring. About a year later we moved and I lost the set 🙁 I was so upset because I loved that ring and my one that he proposed to me with had already been lost a few years earlier. So I purchased a cheap 30 silver and cz ring to wear until I could afford another. Well I have to much acid or something in my skin because I couldn’t wear the rings for very long within a few months they looked terrible. So I my husband bought me another one for Christmas, just another cheapy, beautiful none the less. Well it started to get ruined so I went through about mmmm…. 5 more sets. Didn’t keep them all I would buy a new one try it out for a few days didn’t like it and would exchange it for something else. Nothing felt right, I missed my old set the one I got married with. So I decided I was tired of wasting money on pretty rings that I just seemed to ruin and started looking for a real gold one. I then bought a 1/2 ct. Square brilliant moissanite set in white gold and a plain white gold band. I liked it but it just didn’t feel quite right. So I sold it and my hubby and I found a 3 stone 2ctw. Round brilliant set in yellow gold and as soon as I seem it I knew it was the one. So we bought it. While waiting for it to be sent my hubby had a little secret. He had taken the girls and let them all three pick out a band for me to go with my ering so when the ring came in the mail he had me sit down and presented me with the ring. And thanked me for being his wife and then each one of my girls gave me a band as well. Perfect day! So here is my lovelys. I cherish them all. Rings can be sentimental no matter when they are given or how many times they are given. If I was presented with another again some day they would be cherished just the same.