Imagine it's Halloween evening and you've just gone to the door to greet another eager child with your big bag of trick-or-treat candy. You look down at the grinning costumed child with a smile and share some kind words as you throw a generous handful of tasty treats into his bag.
After the happy child leaves, you plop back down on the comfy sofa and continue watching your favorite TV show until you decide to go into the kitchen for a snack.
Just as you're reaching for the milk, you realize with horror that your wedding ring is gone! In a panicked state you search the whole house for the ring, but find no trace of it anywhere. After retracing your steps, you realize that the last time you saw your ring was right before you handed out the candy to that little boy with the adorable costume on.
My gosh! You've just given your precious wedding ring to a 7-year old boy without a clue as to who he is or where he lives.
Maybe this sounds far-fetched but a similar incident recently happened to a Massachusetts woman during Halloween. That little boy's candy bag contained something way more valuable than Hershey bars.
Fortunately, her hometown police were able to track the child down and return her wedding ring without too much trouble.
But what if you're not so lucky?
Sometime wedding rings slip off and become lost down drainpipes, sewers, on public transportation, while walking in the park, while on vacation, etc.
For someone who's lost their wedding ring, it's often a heart-wrenching experience. Because a wedding ring represents a lifetime commitment between you and your mate, it may feel like you've lost something irreplaceable. After all, that's the ring that was slipped on your finger when you said "I do."
While it's true that the emotional attachment that you feel for your original ring will always be with you in your heart, at some point, you'll probably feel the need to purchase another wedding ring to continue honoring your marriage and partnership.
Buying a new wedding ring may even be cathartic. You and your partner could have a little celebration after you buy your new wedding ring just to reaffirm that the sweet romance you still feel for each other can never be lost.