Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year! And the pregnancy ring

Happy New Year one and all! We ate the traditional New Year's day meal of black-eyed peas and greens last night when Brian was home from work. So yummy with some over-sweet cornbread and butter.

I'm really looking forward to the new year. I'm so incredibly excited to meet the newest member of our little family next month (or late this month!). I do have a couple of back-logged baby-related posts to put up later this week.

But today I bring you the pregnancy ring. Up until the holidays, I was doing pretty well with the symptoms of gestation. Good mobility, not a lot of weight gain, not a lot of tiredness and almost no swelling. Then came holiday travel and multiple Christmas dinners. My mom noticed that I had taken off my wedding and engagement rings at the table and invited me to wear this ring until the end of my pregnancy.

I love it. It was my great-great-grandmother's wedding ring. Inside, it's inscribed: "E.D. to L.W. Nov. 16, 1892". It's so comfortable and large, worn thin on the edges and beautifully patina-ed. Plus, it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy to think of this 116-year-old ring worn by that long-ago mother and grandmother now being worn by me, a soon-to-be mother.


Mama said...

I never met L.W., dear daughter, but I know she would be pleased to know you are wearing her precious ring. We are bound together as family, spun out through the generations, with love and faith in common to see us through to the next generation, and the next, and the next.....

Firefly Nights said...

That's a very special ring and I'm glad you appreciate its history. So many people seem to forget about days gone past and family that is no longer with us. I have several rings from my mother and grandmother and I treasure them.