When you look at it closely, you won’t see any diamonds or engraving. What you will see up close are nicks, scrapes and dings. Those nicks, scrapes and dings symbolize the joy and pain of our marriage, the years gone by, the struggles, the hopes, dreams and promises. It may look good when it’s clean and polished, but it looks more like nearly 19 years of marriage when it’s not.
The simple band of gold, presented to me by my wife on our wedding day, represents so much more than a ceremony of marriage or vows of faith and commitment. My ring symbolizes our family, at first just Lea and I, two young kids in love. Then came the children and all the trials and tribulations that marriages and families endure and somehow survive.
My ring reminds me I can hold her hand or touch her anytime, because she is mine. It reminds me that we’re a team and that we work better together than apart. And, it reminds me that I’m totally committed to her and she’s committed to me.
The value of my ring 10k gold men’s wedding ring, purchased in 1988 when we were barely scraping by financially – $60.
Price adjusted for inflation – $40.
Constantly having it on my hand to remind me that I’m the luckiest man in the world – PRICELESS.