Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wishful Wed... Regret

It's time for Wishful Wednesday (again?? is it already the middle of the week??) and Kelsey has another fun topic!

"I wish"... I hadn't thrown
away my grandmother's promise ring.
Now before everyone freaks out - NO, I did NOT throw it away. I lost it. But it was pretty much throwing it away...
When I was in 8th grade my grandmother, Nanny, gave me the promise ring that my grandpa, my Papa, gave her. It was the most beautiful ring I'd ever seen. It was silver with a tiny, delicate rose as the center with a little diamond in the center of it. Perfection. After she put it on my finger, I never took it off....until one day... I went to go play basketball one weekend afternoon and of course I wore it. Dumb idea. At some point during our little game of bball it fell off and I didn't even realize it until I got home. In a panic I literally ran back to where we had played basketball and spent hours crawling on my hands and knees trying to find it. No luck, it was gone.
I didn't tell her I lost it. Even when she saw me and asked me where it was... I lied. I told her I just didn't feel like wearing it. Shame on me. Shame. I finally (pardon me) "manned up" and told her the truth. She didn't get mad, she didn't cry, she didn't tell me how dumb I was. She just hugged me (because I was crying) and told me it was ok. I still feel an immense amount of guilt recounting this terrible story to y'all.
To this day, every time I pass by a jewelery counter I search for a little rose ring with a diamond in the middle. I know it won't be the same, but maybe for me a little something is better than nothing at all in this case.
I really don't hold any material things that close to me, and the few that I do I would never part with (on purpose...). So I know this wasn't exactly right on topic, but it's the closest thing I've got :)
What about y'all, any regrets about things thrown away? (or lost...?)


  1. I can totally relate to this same exact post, and I am actually saving it for a WW topic in a couple weeks, so I will hold off with sharing mine till then. BUT, I want you to know my heart just hurts for you!!!

  2. Stopping by from wishful wednesday! Love your blog! :) I SO feel for ya on this one!

  3. Aw, I'm so sorry! I would be so upset too.. I hope that by some crazy chance one day you find one that either looks like it or is it! You never know.. :)


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