Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Ring...

I didn't have time to write a post with the picture last night, so I'm adding it now.

The diamond was in a ring of Capt's Great-grandfather's second wife and was willed to Capt's mom. The diamond was put into a setting for the first anniversary of Capt's parents. Capt's mom passed away in February, 2005. Even though I never got to meet her, I feel like I have through all the wonderful stories my future Father-in-Law tells of her.

I feel so honored that it was given to Capt by his dad to give to me as an engagement ring. I means so much to me that I just get all teary whenever I think about it.

Capt had picked out an engagement ring from his favorite jewelry store, but when we had taken our trip to Maine a few months ago as we were passing an estate jewelry shop I told him how much I love estate jewelry because it has such history. He then decided to ditch the 'new ring' idea and came up with this plan.

I think that is how it all went.

I was very, very surprised.

It's been really difficult to find the time to post lately. I have 6 more days of work on Long Island and after that I start my new job in Connecticut on January 7th.

Whenever I take a day off from work, I have to work extra hard the days before, so you can just image how stressful it has been getting everything ready for me leave forever.

Thank you all for all of your good wishes.

Capt and I wish you all peaceful holidays.

13 comments:

Morning Glory said...

Oh wow! That's beautiful! Did he pick it out? If so, he's got fabulous taste.

Looney Mom said...

BEEEE-UUUU-TEE-FUL! SO thrilled for you guys.

Nadine said...

Wow - absolutely gorgeous!

Ann(ie) said...

SO BEAUTIFUL!!! He has taste! I'm thrilled for you, girlie. xo.

Morning Glory said...

That makes it even more wonderful. What a treasure!

My very best to you and yours during this holiday season.

Oh, The Joys said...

It's BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations!

Dawn said...

Fabulous! Congratulations - things are really falling into place for you!

I've been gone on our 35th anniversary trip to Hawaii, so am so far behind. I just found out that Danielle in California is engaged, too. Cupid's been working overtime!

Have a wonderful week and keep us posted!

nancygrayce said...

He's a man who listens.....I like that in a man. He's also obviously sentimental and trusts that you will wear that ring for a lifetime. Oh, the stories your ring will tell in the future...You ought to write all that down and keep in in the ring box for some future bride to read about and know what a treasure! All God's blessings on your future marriage. When will this event take place??? :)

FunnyGal KAT said...

Oooh, gorgeous! Kudos to the Capt for listening to you. I am able to look at my ring and know my grandmother wore the diamond on her hand for years. I never knew her, but it makes me feel close to her. You're a part of the family history now.

Lala's world said...

oh Congratulations! what a beautiful ring! it is just priceless!
have a happy New Year too and I totally get about the time off from work, I just had some and know I am going to up to my ears in work tomorrow!

Praise and Coffee said...

It's beautiful!!!
Congrats and Happy New Year,
Sue

Looney Mom said...

WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST FOR THE NEW YEAR! ;) LOVE YOU!

Kate said...

Wow, that is awesome. Congratulations on your engagement...praying all the best for you.