The current price of gold at the time of this post is $1337.30 per Gold Price Oz.com. I have no idea how much my wedding band or engagement band weighs but it does not make any difference anyway. These rings mean more to me than money could buy! Why? Well there is several reasons.
First, my husband picked these two rings out all by himself. He did not ask me what I wanted (not knocking that avenue, it is just that is not what we did.), he did not tell me he was going looking, nothing! In fact, he surprised me with it when I got back from vacation. (Big smiles here!)
Second, it is linked with what my husband would probably call the most nervous time of his life! I will never forget my proposal! He had my ring in the dash of his pick up truck and it was locked. He had picked me up and I tried to put my wallet and phone in his dash like I usually did. So naturally, I wondered what was up when I could not open it! He was acting weird (what I now know was nerves) and said that he had a surprise in there. By the time we got to the end of the road I lived on, which was like a mile long, he stopped the truck, turned off the engine, unlocked the dash, and handed me the clear ring box. He said, "So I was gonna do something romantic and all but here is as good a place as any. Your road is tearing my truck up and I can't keep coming over here everyday like this, so you wanna get married?" (My road was a very very bumpy dirt road at the time. It was awful on a vehicle!) Of course I said yes, right there in his pickup truck sitting on the side of the road! (We now joke because not even three months after we got married they paved my mom and dad's dirt road! Hahahaha! I told him if he would have only waited a few months more. He he he!) Two months after his proposal to me, he added the wedding band to my finger. We eloped to the local courthouse!( He told me on a Tuesday evening, "I'll be at your house Thursday morning at 10:00 for us to go get married." And my reply was, "You will!?" Needless to say, Thursday morning, I was ready and waiting!)
Third, it is a representation of our commitments to one another. You see our marriage has not been an easy road. Our first seven and a half years were very rough. We were young and had no clue what we were doing to make a relationship work. So we separated for a month in our seventh year of marriage. I lived in an apartment and he stayed at our home. During this time we both realized how much we truly did love each other! Now if only we could learn how to "get along". We seen a marriage counselor for months and slowly, slowly, anger gave way to forgiveness and callas gave way to seeing love again. After one month of separation, I did move back home but we continued to see the counselor. Now after 11 1/2 years of marriage we still go back to the principles we learned in counseling! Marriage is work but it is worth it!
My rings have been there on my finger during the birth of all three of our sons. They have been there during play days at the park. They were there during the tough times of separation. They were there for family vacations and they will be there until the day God takes one of us home.
So you see, this gold ring truly is worth more to me than the price of gold! And to my husband, I love you more than any thing you could ever give me! I pray we will be together as long as gold is around! ;) Thank you God for blessing us with each other!
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3.) A blog post inspired by the word: gold