I just experienced a moment of terrible panic. You know, the kind of panic you can feel where you are so sick to your stomach that you think you might vomit, are shaking like crazy, heart is pumping out of your chest and tears are filling up your eyes.
So far today was fairly normal. I went to the gym, cleaned the house and then hopped in the shower. I always take my wedding ring off after I shower and set it on the counter so that I don't get lotion all in it. I almost always put it on right after lathering up. Today I forgot to put it right back on and continued on about my day. I made lunch and then Mia and I headed to Wally world to do some grocery shopping.
While at the store my hand felt a little naked. I looked down at my ring finger and sure enough I had forgotten to put my ring back on. When I got home from the store I put the groceries away, threw in a load of laundry and watched Mia while she played outside. After seeing about 3 tiny little ants she freaked out and wanted to come inside. That is when I remembered I still needed to put my ring back on. So I went into my bathroom and it wasn't there on the counter. AHHHHH. Sheer Panic. I started looking everywhere in my bathroom, in the laundry, retracing my steps. I knew that I didn't move it anywhere so then my next awful thought was maybe Mia took it and if so it would probably never be found again. Yikes. I called my hubby and he said he would come home soon to help me look.
I kept thinking how awful this was. I am in love with my wedding ring. Still to this day I stare at it and all of it's beauty. It is not only beautiful but it means so much to me. It stands for the vow that I made to my husband more than 5 years ago to always be faithful and love him for all eternity. I decided to say a little prayer, and then another one. I kept looking and started literally scouring the carpets on my hands and knees when all of a sudden I saw something shiny on the floor of my closet. Hallelujah. It found it!!! Oh, such a miracle. Let's just say my wedding ring won't be coming off of my finger any time soon- I never want to go through that again.
Hopefully now I can relax a little.