I like to think that I am a patient, positive and hopeful person and today I was rewarded!
This is my mother's engagement ring and it has been missing for 9 years until today!
My mother died in December 2000 and I was given her ring. In the beginning I wore it all the time on my right hand but took it off at night and for other reasons.
It was September 2001 when I realized that I hadn't seem my mother's ring for a while and even though I looked all over the house for it I could not find it. I didn't even have a photo of it.
The last time I remember wearing it was to a business dinner in late June 2001.
But June to September 2001 there was a lot going on. I was taking golf lessons (taking the ring off to wear my golf glove) and I even remember leaving it in the glove box of my husband's rented car one time. At night I'd often put it on the bathroom vanity which I realized after I lost the ring was very close to the edge and an easy drop to the garbage can!
I tried to think of what could have happened to it - did it fall in the garbage or did it fall off my nightstand and get vacuumed up? Did I lose it outside or did someone take it? I'd hate to think that but the thought did cross my mind since we'd had a new one-time babysitter and used a new cleaning service during that time.
After a couple of years I considered calling one of those pyschics to see if I could get a clue to it's whereabouts.
After 6 years and for our 15 wedding anniversary my husband had a ring made for me in a similiar style to my mother's ring and it was even a Topaz (which was her birthstone).
Every once and a while we'd talk about Grandma Maria's missing ring and wonder where it could be.
Since we hadn't moved house I figured that one day it might show up again. To be on the safe side I always checked pockets, purses, and drawers before giving anything away!
Today I was preparing for a garage sale and needed to clean out my golf clubs to sell.
And I found my mother's ring buried under a bunch of change in one of the pockets!
I know what you're thinking - didn't I look in my golf bag? Of course I did - it was the first place I looked - but I never actually EMPTIED it before today.