2.25.2009

Wedding Ring

Tonight I finally was able to squeeze my wedding ring on! Yes...I was beginning to think I would have to have it stretched. And I was questioning if it was possible for a ring to shrink.

The ring means so much to me, it carries memories that go far beyond its value. The significance of the ring and the memories it carries...well here it is.

Engagement, five years ago. Dust proposed on a dinner train the night was unforgettable, he drove like a maniac, the directions from Map Quest led us in the complete wrong direction. I stood on the train dock crying as the train pulled out, not because we missed the train but I had just been through the scariest car ride of my life, he ran stop lights, it was bad. Ended well though, the train stopped and a nice couple drove us to the middle of no where and we hopped the train, so to speak. Dust proposed after dinner and everyone on the train remembered me as the girl crying on the train platform...then again any woman would cry after a ride like that.

Wedding day; 4 years ago and some months, not really counting. It was a picture perfect August day and the best part was Dust's mom got to be there. I don't think at the time I appreciated her presence at our wedding as much as I do now. When I think of that day, thoughts of her always follow. The first day of our journey together

Maxson's Birthday; 2 months ago almost 3 now, the baby boy I dreamed about came into the world. We had taken some pictures of Maxson holding our rings. Now looking at my ring (on my finger!!) signifies our unity as a family, Dust, me, and Max.

Thank you God for all the blessings you have given us! Max's life has enriched my life and the worth of it goes far beyond any riches, or jewelry for that matter.




Maxson,

I miss you more than I can express and although you only held my wedding ring for a moment you will hold a piece of my heart indefinitely. I will cherish the memory of your time with us and I will rejoice the day I hold you again and kiss your sweet face.

love you,

mom

11 comments:

Rebecca Jo said...

That ring symbolizes so much, doesn't it... always love how the roundness with no end says alot too - that Max is a part of your circle of life too - a member of that circle that will never be away! So glad you have your ring back on to remind you of so much!

Those pictures are just precious too of Max with your rings...

Alexandra's Mommy said...

Thank you for sharing those pictures and the memories! I am glad that scary car ride turned into something so amazing!!

Carol Kennon said...

Some of the most beautiful pictures I've seen! Glad you have your ring back on.

Lauren said...

Okay...that picture made me have to catch my breath.

I love the pictures of Max, he is so beautiful.

Putting your wedding ring back on, after a baby really is so special.....thanks for sharing!

mrsrubly said...

o what such sweet pictures. max is so handsome!

Tammy On the Go said...

It is so good to hear from you. Your words are beautiful as always. Since this blog is my only link to you, I appreciate everything you post.
Sister in Christ.
Tammy

Debbie said...

That is beautiful. Thanks. You are amazing.

Laurie in Ca. said...

I am thinking about you tonight Trish and praying for you. I love your post and the significance your ring carries for you. Praying for gentle days and the Lords healing in your heart.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

cecemeetsworld said...

I've been reading for quite some time now... But I am comment shy. I know that there is nothing I can say that comes close to what you deserve to hear, if that makes sense. But I wanted to tell you, that from an outside view, I can see God all over you. You, my sister, are covered in His grace and mercy. Thank you for sharing your journey. Its an awesome thing to witness.

CeCe Garrett

Susie (So Blessed) said...

The ring...a circle...no beginning and no end...goes on eternally...and in heaven we will all live eternally...with each other and with our Creator. It will be so wonderful.

I'm praying for you.

mo_inoh said...

i really love those pictures and your story on the rings. I had to fight back a tear as i was reading your blog.