The engagement ring that I now wear has been passed down from generation to generation in my family.
It belonged to my great grandmother and a few months before Javier and I got engaged, the ring was passed down to me.
This ring is from the early 1940’s so when it was given to me, it was not in the best condition. It needed to be repaired and adjusted in more than one way but to know that I was trusted with this ring meant everything to me.
A ring is just a ring but to know that the generation of women who wore it before me stayed with their husbands until death, it’s very heavy.
When I received this ring, I knew this was the ring I wanted to wear throughout my marriage.
Prior to the engagement, Javier had the engagement ring and wedding band repaired, resized, added diamonds, polished and cleaned for the proposal.
I had only saw the rings in the original state so when Javier proposed, I was mesmerized at how beautiful the rings turned out to be.
I look down at my ring and think of the dedication and hard work the women who wore it before me put into their marriage and how their examples have shown me the capable wife I can and will become.
“Who can find a capable wife?
Her value is far more than that of corals.
Her husband trusts her from his heart,
And he lacks nothing of value.
She rewards him with good, not bad,
All the days of her life.”
– Proverbs 31:10-12
– R. Vargas