Friday, March 9, 2012

Crazy Town in Ring Town

I was reading yesterday the signs in my baby book about what to look for when you have Preeclampsia. Not that I was question my current state, but it happened to be that chapter coordinating with my gestational week.

Don't get me wrong I think I have hoped at some points I had preeclampsia from the mere and only perspective to explain the swelling and weight gain. Certainly, it couldn't be the amount of food and type of food I am consuming. Nope. Nope. Nope. One of the well-known symptoms is excessive swelling. It EVEN stated in the book that you might have to get your ring cut off your finger if it starts to hinder circulation. I really did think to myself, "Darn, that would be tragic to oneself. I would be sad if they had to cut my wedding ring off."

Jinx. After a nice snooze, I came out to start dinner. On the menu for the evening meal,
Pioneer Woman's Super Sonic Breakfast Burritos. We have become cheese snobs and usually only buy this $5,000,000 per brick cheese at our local Red Clover store. It is magnificently good and worth driving over to buy. Anyway, I knew this cheese would make these savory burritos even more tasty.

John got home from work and I decided to drive over real quick to get the cheese. I was spinning my wedding ring on my finger and noticed that it went all the way around without my finger being stopped at the main Marquis in the middle. I looked down to see this. It was gone and completely broken off.

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I was shocked. I called John and told him to which he replied, "GREAT! There goes $32,000!" We have an on-going joke about how much my ring really did cost. I still don't know so he periodically drops funny hints to lead me to believe certain numbers.

It is always a sad feeling to lose something so sentimental, but I think I was more in shock because I didn't even know where to begin to look for it. I had just looked at it ironically that day when I read about preeclampsia and the whole ring cutting off finger ordeal, but what are the chances????

We prayed to St. Anthony to find it somehow.

This morning, I was cleaning up the breakfast dishes. Vianney had thrown her spoon into the sink and it went down the drain, but was sticking out a bit. John had eaten some strawberries and one of the green stems was stuck at the bottom of the sink drain so I grabbed a cup of water to wash it down.

That is when I noticed it. There it was! Sticking on the back of Vianney's spoon, hanging for dear life onto the black sink rubber gripper just waiting to flushed down the drain. I told the kids not to talk. I think I felt any disturbance in the force would make it fall. I grabbed my pluckers and tried to grab it, but only sent it down the drain. Going against all childhood fears and warnings, I stuck my hand down the drain, feeling around near the deadly disposable blade and found the diamond.

I took a picture because I knew nobody would believe me unless I did. When John came home and I replayed the story to him and replied, "That is such a crazy story that it is almost unbelievable."

See it! Just sitting there on the back of the spoon.
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Less than 24 hours later I found it! Why there? Where had it been? Why was it trying to end its own life only for me to catch a glance out of the corner of my eye and notice it? Do you know how many people had used the sink from the time I noticed it gone? So weird.

St. Anthony has never let me down, but this definitely wins the award. I almost looked around to see if he was winking at me somewhere.

10 comments :

  1. I love this! St. Anthony has never let me down, either...and this just tops them all!

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  2. Lindsay. I'm a relatively new follower! I enjoy your wisdom and your beautiful family. I appreciate your example for me as a relatively "newlywed" of ~3 years with 2 little ones already. Your wisdom is very helpful. This story was insane, so insane I had to share it with my husband. I'm so glad you found it. :)

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  3. St. Anthony has never let me down either, but he definitely has a sense of humor. I don't know how many times I've prayed then found the thing I'm looking for, in a spot that I've already checked a billion times..lol Glad you found it!

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  4. I am loving that Pioneer Woman wrote up a "recipe" for a Super Sonic Breakfast Burrito. Love those! I mean, I could have recreated them on my own, but something about following her recipe gives it some validity. Rock on!

    As for the ring - what Renee's said. Crazy! I've had similarly whacky answers to prayer, but never with anything quite so valuable. :)

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  5. St. Anthony has never failed me either. :) Nor St. Joseph in the sale of our home. :) Isn't it amazing what a little prayer can do?

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  6. you always have such good stories. your kids are lucky that they will get to retell such doozies to their children one day! so happy that you found it!

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  7. I can't stop looking at the picture!!! Seriously, freakishly amazing.

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