Friday, April 4, 2014

Disappearing Diamond

While taking a walk one afternoon with my younger children I happened to notice that the solitaire diamond was gone from my engagement/wedding ring set.  Upon closer examination I realized that the prongs had become worn or loose and therefore the diamond must have slipped out at some point whereabouts unknown.  You can imagine my distress!

But the distress of my children was even more surprising.  At first I thought it was a bit strange for children under the age of 7 to be so upset at a ring.  But then they asked a heart revealing question. "Does this mean you and Daddy will have to get divorced?"

In their child minds, the ring symbolized marriage.  If the ring was broken, then the marriage must be broken as well.   I assured them their daddy and I were not going to get divorced.  

Lesson of the day: Regularly inspect your rings for wear!   


Carolyn Brown said...

How sweet! The innocent thoughts of children are really so complex.

Both my engagement ring and my wedding ring have broken, but my marriage is still going strong.

MS said...

Amazingly, I did find the diamond a few days later and was able to repair the ring!

Pinky Poinker said...

Thank goodness for that. I was just about to ask if you had insurance. I check mine all the time but thanks for the reminder. It is very sweet that your kids placed so much significance on your ring :)

Suzanne McClendon said...

I understand your little ones being stressed over this. I know that it is weird, but I feel the same way about our rings. My husband's fingers often swell, and when he isn't wearing his ring, things just don't feel the same to me and I wonder where things are going for us.

I am so glad that you were able to find your diamond!

Have a great week!