Losing My Diamond Ring

imageI remembered the last place I had my wedding bands and engagement ring. It was yesterday, early afternoon, in a store parking lot. So early this morning, before the stores opened, I retraced my steps to that lot. And sure enough, there in the parking lot on the ground, were two of the bands. The solitaire diamond engagement ring of fourteen years and the other band nowhere to be found. I called all the managers of the shops in that plaza. They were so kind and understanding. I called the police to file a missing-property report, and the empathizing operator said she’d say a prayer. I knew all day long, as I prayed for my rings, that a blog post would ensue. But I was hoping by the time I posted this, it would be an answered-prayer post. It’s not. What do you MENTALLY do when you lose something special? I’m learning there are two things to PRAY and one thing to not DO. The one thing I won’t do is let this trial become everybody’s drama. It’s my carelessness, my ring, my loss. And though I shared this with a couple people today, I tried hard to keep boundaries on my emotions and perspective on my circumstances. Two things I prayed (and am still praying) were, “God, please help me find these rings,” and “God, if it’s not meant to be found, please let it land in the hands of someone who really needs it.” I wish I had a happy ending. But if you’ve lost something recently (and I emphasis “someTHING” not “someONE”) I pray this encourages you today.

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  • jay wag
    December 5, 2013

    The first thing I would say is why was your rings off…….LOL Just kidding it is none of my business……..my computer recently crashed and i lost a lot of pictures and music that i had just been storing on the CPU hard drive……more importantly a family member that my mother doesn’t see often brought some pictures of my Grandmother that passed when I was 3 and my mother was 22. Without telling my age 37 years ago. I scanned them in and said I will print them later on for my mom…..When my computer crashed later never came and my mom was kind of sad about the news…….I blame myself for procrastinating and thinking I will get to it later……now you may say what Website were you on LOL……..well I hope and pray that your prayers are answered. The lesson for me was to learn from my mistakes and always back up my things in more than one place……If it is not returned you lost the (Material Item) but you still have your husband (blessed. loving and physical item). So I would thank the lord for both but let me keep and never lose the irreplaceable (my husband) and help my to find or replace the replaceable (Ring). I am not saying the sentimental value of the ring will not be lost, but somethings are truly replaceable.

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  • jay wag
    December 5, 2013

    The first thing I would say is why was your rings off…….LOL Just kidding it is none of my business……..my computer recently crashed and i lost a lot of pictures and music that i had just been storing on the CPU hard drive……more importantly a family member that my mother doesn’t see often brought some pictures of my Grandmother that passed when I was 3 and my mother was 22. Without telling my age 37 years ago. I scanned them in and said I will print them later on for my mom…..When my computer crashed later never came and my mom was kind of sad about the news…….I blame myself for procrastinating and thinking I will get to it later……now you may say what Website were you on LOL……..well I hope and pray that your prayers are answered. The lesson for me was to learn from my mistakes and always back up my things in more than one place……If it is not returned you lost the (Material Item) but you still have your husband (blessed. loving and physical item). So I would thank the lord for both but let me keep and never lose the irreplaceable (my husband) and help my to find or replace the replaceable (Ring). I am not saying the sentimental value of the ring will not be lost, but somethings are truly replaceable.

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  • Jill
    December 5, 2013

    SO u know…my husband is on his fourth ring. Just saying. It’s not the symbol but the committment. Will celebrate 24 years tomorrow. All good! Still hope u find ur rings.

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  • Jill
    December 5, 2013

    SO u know…my husband is on his fourth ring. Just saying. It’s not the symbol but the committment. Will celebrate 24 years tomorrow. All good! Still hope u find ur rings.

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  • Becky
    December 5, 2013

    This could seriously be in a letter to myself in 2002, 1999, etc. (you get my point..)
    Brad paisley said it best…”if I could write a letter to me…”
    Drama does nothing but make you upset and loose your joy, which the enemy loves seeing us become unglued at the smallest things. (Though losing your bridal set is FAR from a small problem.)
    Praying that they end up in a set of hands who would need them is a sign of extreme spiritual maturity that only the Holy Spirit can grant. (Your fig tree is producing fruit ☺️)
    I’m so glad God uses every experience we face as a chance for others to see His magnificent glory!

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  • Becky
    December 5, 2013

    This could seriously be in a letter to myself in 2002, 1999, etc. (you get my point..)
    Brad paisley said it best…”if I could write a letter to me…”
    Drama does nothing but make you upset and loose your joy, which the enemy loves seeing us become unglued at the smallest things. (Though losing your bridal set is FAR from a small problem.)
    Praying that they end up in a set of hands who would need them is a sign of extreme spiritual maturity that only the Holy Spirit can grant. (Your fig tree is producing fruit ☺️)
    I’m so glad God uses every experience we face as a chance for others to see His magnificent glory!

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