I threw my first wedding ring (the one I had worn for nearly nine years) into the Caribbean Sea.
My wife had inscribed, “You amaze me” in that one.
We thought long and hard about what to have inscribed in my second ring.
“You amaze me…still.”
I like it.
I never thought about the whole wedding ring situation when I was young. I mean, I was a boy, so there’s that. It just never occurred to me that I’d have to wear mine on the “wrong hand.” It’s not like I had a choice, anyway. My future wife would just have to deal with it.
And deal with it she has.
I don’t remember ever talking with her about the fact that I’d be wearing my wedding ring on my right hand. It was never an issue. I do remember, however, deciding that we would save money by getting me a simple, silver ring. We got it online for $15. And it lasted me nearly ten years.
I love what wedding rings represent; unending love between spouses. So romantical. We all look forward to sliding that ring onto the finger of the one we love. For those of us in the limb-different community, though, we need to get creative. Like Nick Vujicic. You’ve probably seen him. He doesn’t have arms or legs. He just got engaged and I’m curious about what he’s going to do. And my new friend George is missing both arms. He’s an incredible musician, so he’ll have no trouble finding a lady friend. I’m excited to see what he does one day when he’s standing at the altar ready to get married.
I’d love to hear your stories! If you’re limb-different, how did you get creative with your wedding ring? And if you’re a parent or relative of an LD child, don’t worry. Just like everything else, they’ll figure it out.
If worse comes to worse, you could always move to a country where the right hand is the right hand for the wedding ring.
On second thought…don’t do that.
Here’s how I put on and take off my wedding ring: