Monday, June 18, 2007

my favorite thing...

Do you remember a few posts ago when I mentioned that Brad had changed positions within the company he works for? Yeah, I thought so. Anyway, I also mentioned that there was ONE thing I was completely excited about in regards to his new job. Now, first let me mention that the schedule is better, the pay is better, he gets to drive a company truck, he isn't completely exhausted when he gets home from work (well, that's not true, his job is still exhausting - it's now more mentally and emotionally exhausting than physically exhausting though), and there are lots of other "good things" I could mention. However, my very most favorite thing about his new job is this: (by the way, this picture was a total accident - When we were on vacation last week I had my camera over my shoulder and was reaching to make sure it was turned off and took this picture. Brad wasn't even in front of me, and I didn't realize I had taken a picture of him at all. I liked what I saw when I realized I had taken the picture though, so it seemed the perfect photo to add to a post like this)

Do you see it? He is finally, after almost 14 years of marriage, able to wear his wedding ring every single day!!! It didn't really bother me that he didn't wear his ring before. I've heard all of the horror stories about men losing or nearly losing fingers because their rings got caught on machinery or equipment. In fact, my dad has never been able to wear his wedding ring for the same reason. I've never actually seen my dad wear his wedding ring, except in his wedding photos. I said, I didn't really ever think about Brad not wearing his ring until he was actually able to wear it again. And it made me so emotional. I know, it's just a ring...a little piece of jewelry. Yet it symbolizes so much. I love this guy -- SO much. I'm so grateful that he's my husband. He's such an incredible person. Not to mention an amazing daddy. I guess I just like seeing that little symbol on his hand every time I see him now -- he's mine, and now EVERYBODY who sees him knows it! lol Lucky me!


  1. Hi Wendy!
    I just had to tell you that my husband changed jobs a year ago and he was finally able to wear his ring too!! It's funny how such a small thing is such a big thing. :0) Judi

  2. I know this is a 'bit' delayed in writing but the same thing happened to me... my husband switched from construction (where he couldnt wear his ring) to a different field and I love seeing it on his finger every day. i actaully take mine off at night but he never does! Love it!!!