Life is sometimes a bummer.

@jillhill (37383)
United States
December 4, 2007 3:52pm CST
I cried myself to sleep last night. My son called and while we were talking he mentioned that he had lost his wedding ring. When my parents died....we drew numbers for their rings. I got my father's wedding ring. I brought it home and put it in my jewelry box and only on occasion took it out to touch and look at it. When my son told me that he lost his....I told him he could wear his grandpa's ring instead. So I come up to my bedroom and open the jewelry box and it's gone. I tore my whole bedroom apart looking for it. It has never left my dresser or the jewelry box. It was one of the keepsakes that was cloest to my heart for my parents were married of 47 happy years. I have no idea when it disappeared or how or why. I have racked my brain trying to think if I could have possibly moved it. Today I went through everything again hoping to find it and it's gone. I guess I just needed to share my sorrow with you.....now I have to tell my son that I lost his grandpa's wedding ring. Sometimes life is just a bummer!
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@pilbara (1436)
• Australia
4 Dec 07
All I can do is offer my sympathy.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
4 Dec 07
Thank you.
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• United States
4 Dec 07
AWWW Im soo sorry. That is a bummer. I bet you moved it and forgot. Give it a few days and look again. Maybe it will pop up. Least I hope so. I once lost my ring. It was the ring my dad proposed to my mom with some odd 25 years ago. He passed when I was 2 months. When I turned 18 I got his ring and wore it everyday. Well one day i was doing dishes and heard it tink and saw it fall down the drain. I turned off the water and tore the pipes apart. No Ring. :( I was so bummed and didnt want to tell my mom I lost the only thing we have from him. I cried for days and wished I could have it back. Well I dont know if someone was listening or what but I found it in the bathtub a few days later when I went to take a shower. I was so happy!! So you knever know. It might pop up. Say a prayer to your dad and maybe he will help you find it so to speak. I really hope you do!!
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
5 Dec 07
Thanks you for such an encouraging story...I certainly hope it does pop up. I can live with it but I don't want to disappoint my son. His dad ditched up and my dad....his grandpa was the only real dad he ever knew. I'll say my prayers tonight. Thanks again!
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• United States
12 Dec 07
Thanx for the best response friend. Have you found the ring yet?? I sure hope so!!
• United States
7 Dec 07
I am sorry to hear about the ring.Are sure it isn't in the house? I have a feeling it is in your house and you will find it when you least expect it. I am keeping my fingers crossed.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 Dec 07
Thank you so very very much!
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• Pakistan
5 Dec 07
Things happen dear!!! Sometimes it's just nature trying to give u challenges to make u stronger in live for the bigger challenges ahead waiting for you!! Whenever i feel that life has not been fair to me I just think of somebody who are more unprevileged. People who are disabled i feel so better and feel that my life is much better than others.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
5 Dec 07
Yes...the next day I got up and thought....well it's really just a thing! Not a human...and I have wonderful memories that will take up the slack!
• India
5 Dec 07
OMG I just could not believe this! Something as invaluable as your parent’s wedding ring! Though an Indian Hindu myself, I completely understand the value of such heirlooms and the irreparable loss their disappearance causes. Nothing can ever replace your parents’ wedding ring and all I can say is that such things do happen to all of us and we are left dumbfounded for the rest of our lives.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
5 Dec 07
Yes.....it was a treasure.
@mansha (6301)
• India
5 Dec 07
Weel frankly, at present I feel my life stinks and very badly too.A mobile and watch given to me by my brother for gertting his first job had been stolen from my house and then I lost one of my mother's earrings.Is irreplacable as my both parents are no more. My hubby saw that lying on my bed and didn't mention it to me thinking I must have taken it off at night. I shook the sheets without looking and it fell on the floor then cleaning lady failed to notice it and its gone in the garbage now. I feel so sick on top of it I have to shift to an accomodation given to me by army officials because my hubby is serving in a field area at this house has no cross ventilation. No balcony no place to let some sun in. I feel like I want to howl loudly and very loudly. Life is so unfair sometimes.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
5 Dec 07
I feel for you too!!!
@KarenLO (238)
• United States
5 Dec 07
I am so sorry about your Dad's wedding ring...maybe it will show up in the most un obvious spot. You maybe could have put it someplace safer than your jewelry box and just forgot for a little bit. Hope it turns up.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
5 Dec 07
Me too......I am just sick about it!
@xreesex (117)
• United States
5 Dec 07
I'm really sorry for you. On the bright side though, you don't really need things to keep the memory of loved ones with you. Objects are just that. You're lucky that you have the memories of your parents and their love. That will always mean much more than any ring, I believe. I do hope you find it though!
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
5 Dec 07
You are right. I talked to my son last night and he said he really wanted it but that it was okay...after all he lost his own wedding ring. That was the part I hated most....was to have to tell him I lost it after I promised it to him!
@AmbiePam (49884)
• United States
4 Dec 07
Oh you can betcha I'm going to be praying about this one! Some things are too special to try to explain the pain a person feels when they lose them. I'm hoping if it is around the house God will just put it in your head where to look. And if that doesn't happen and someone stole it, well, I won't tell what I'll pray about them. : )
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
5 Dec 07
Thank you so very much! I truly appreciate it!
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
4 Dec 07
Oh that's so sad! Is there anyway it could have fallen down into your jewelry box some where else like behind a drawer or something? I've had things like that happen before ...although not with anything as important. Just concentrate on the ring and maybe you will see an image of where it is, sometimes that happens. I lost my wedding ring while gardening when I was pregnant with my youngest daughter. I was so heartbroken. We never did find it or replace it since we separated within the year anyway but even now over 7 years later I still feel bad about it sometimes.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
5 Dec 07
I was just sick when I couldn't find it...I've been looking all day again....thanks for the little story. I can live with it but it would have been so special for my son. My dad was really the only dad he had....thanks again.