Monday, December 15, 2014
#Microblog Mondays: Wedding Band
By my own design, I have one ring on my wedding finger. I had two the first time around, including a high profile diamond engagement ring that frequently got caught on stuff and, while not a giant stone (truthfully I didn't want a giant stone, even in my misguided obsessive young thoughts of what weddings and marriages and the things that go with them should look like), impractical enough that I had to take it off for some activities. That and the fact that every last one of my girlfriends stopped wearing their (large) engagement rings once they had babies made me feel that I wanted something simpler, lower profile, but still sparkly. If we were going to join the babymakers (and our plans were to start cycling as soon as we married) then I wanted a ring that fit that lifestyle, that was maybe a little unusual and beautiful and sparkly all at once.
Bryce gave me exactly what I wanted--an anniversary band with five diamonds across the front, tension set, very sparkly, and looks way bigger than the actual carat count (I don't actually care about carat count), and did I mention the sparkle?
I don't have to take it off for gardening, or washing dishes, or really for anything; it's low profile and smooth and catches on nothing. It will never have to come off when those babies (or, at this point, baby?) finally arrive, it will never get in the way of the life we planned for that just hasn't come to be yet...and its simple, symbolic, practical beauty fits just perfectly inside the life we have in this moment.
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