Gift Shop Diamonds
I have to share a story about the gift my hubby got me for my birthday. A few years ago I was in a hospital gift shop, trying to pass time while my mom-in-law was having surgery. While there, I saw this BEAUTIFUL ring. Now my wedding ring was yellow gold, but I had realized I was wearing more silver and wanted a silver wedding ring. I however, with my frugal self, in no way wanted to pay a lot of money for a new set. I called my husband and told him about the ring and he told me to buy it. So I bought this sterling silver ring with 3 "diamonds" for $25. Yes! I loved it and it was beautiful. When I tell you I got more compliments from people about that ring than I ever did with my real diamond ring, I am not kidding at all. I ended up losing the ring (I can be a little absent minded sometimes) and my husband bought me another one. Great right? Had he spent thousands on the ring originally, me losing it would have been devastating. The new ring he bought was the wrong size. Because I had lost 130 lbs, it was way too big. The gift store did not give refunds and it would cost $28 to size the ring. I could not see the logic in doing this, again with my frugal self. I told hubby we could just buy another ring but the gift shop never seemed to have my size.
It's been months since we looked for the ring. Hubby and I hadn't talked about it at all. So when I opened that box and saw the ring I was so excited! I had my ring! My husband was thinking about me. He took the time to go to the hospital and get me this ring, which by the way went up in price. This time it was $48.
Now some of you may be uncomfortable with me sharing the cost of the ring but I'm not. I recently took the 5 Love Languages quiz. I scored a 10 in acts of service and a 1 in gifts. I'm not the "spend a lot of money on diamonds" type of woman. In my younger years, I wasn't comfortable with that. I thought that's what women want, so that's what I should want. But at 35 years old, I'm good. Now don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with expensive jewelry, if that's your thing and you can afford it. As for me, I would not have been any happier if all three of the stones on that ring were real diamonds. The truth is, I would have been disappointed because it would have created debt for us.
The point of this blog is to encourage you not to get caught in the societal norm. Issues are often caused in relationships because everyone is trying to do what is "expected." I am supposed to be excited when my husband buys me a $5,000 ring. What really makes me happy is that he remembers the things that I say I want and forget. It meant the world to me that he took the time to go the hospital, find parking, go to the gift shop and get the ring I loved. The cost of the ring meant nothing to me, because that's not my thing. Be who you are and like what you like because you like it. #tilDeath
*Cracker Barrel staff came to my table to see my ring.*
11/11/2022 03:50:25 pm
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