Today my husband and I bought new wedding rings. We have been married 20 years and no, we are not doing a “renewal” / 2nd wedding ceremony.
His wedding ring broke. He never took it off for 20 years and does a lot of projects around the house, on the car, on his motorcycle, etc. So this ring had a lot of wear and tear. Instead of having it fixed, I asked him if he’d like to look at a new ring. Somewhere I slipped in there that if he got a new one, I should also look at a new one since we had matching rings and they would no longer match.
So today we bought them and they are beautiful. We had fun, talking and laughing, and trying on rings that we would never wear, and saying who we thought would wear them. Silly fun, easy fun. Just what I needed today.
After we had them picked, I asked the jeweller if these had a 20 year guarantee on them. She started to say they had a lifetime guarantee, then realized my joke. I said the first pair got us through 20 years of marriage, and asked if this pair could do as well.
My husband then said “I’ll either be dead or you’ll wish I was long before another 20 years with me honey”. I told him he’s not getting out that easy.
Life is good. Even after bad news, life is good if you plan it that way.
(and lots of good vibes from friends also helps)