Saturday, November 04, 2006

Treasure Found!

For more background information, see this.

In December 2003, I watched in horror as my stout fingers swelled. I had heard that pregnant fingers thickened right along with the waistline, sometimes bloating beyond what normal jewelry can sustain. Afraid I may have to get my precious wedding rings cut off of me during my third trimester, as the urban legend goes, I doffed my rings and put them away for safe keeping.

We moved from a tiny apartment to our modest home during that pregnancy, and Dan and I took special care to pack the rings in a box we would open right away. We never found that box during the unpacking process. We have search what I thought was every box in the house. We refused to even throw empty boxes out, for the impossible chance that we missed the rings. For our second anniversary, I asked Dan to find them as his gift to me.

Today, while rummaging for baby clothes, I found a box with some odds and ends in it. In the box, I noticed a silver urn for which I had yet to find a home. As I moved the urn aside to reveal the contents below, two jewelry boxes caught my eye within the urn. I fished out the boxes and open each. One contained a few pairs of valuable earrings, the other, my rings. After nearly 23 months and the birth of two children, I am finally wearing my wedding rings again. The only way these are coming off my fingers now is if they cut them off in the emergency room (which, may be a very real possiblility since my fingers have swollen quite a bit during the last two years!)

8 comments:

Emily said...

I'm so happy you found them. That's even better then finding money in your winter jacket.

Jamie said...

That is so great!! i can imgine the utter joy you felt when you found them.

My rings are in the same place they have been since I was 13 weeks pg with Chey, They still don't fit, and I don't see that happing anywhere in the near future either.LOL.

Laura said...

yay! I vividly remember how much you wanted to find them.

Now...can you look for my watch? The kids took it off of me one night to play with... and well...you know the rest....

Josh said...

Very happy you found them! You can get them sized. Or do what I did and by your ring several sizes bigger and "Grow" into it.

Kate said...

That's great! I can totally relate to that - but I am missing pictures that I know I have somewhere in my house in a box from our last move that have yet to be found. Isn't it bizarre how these things just seem to turn up out of the blue?

Anonymous said...

I seem to have misplaced my youth somewhere. Next time you and Dan are in Pittsburgh, could you stop over and help me look?

Grandma and Grandpa Wilhelm said...

How wonderful!!! We are sooo glad you found the rings!!! We know how much you missed them!!!!

kelly said...

WOWHOWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!