Tarnished BandA few years ago I noticed my husband was no longer wearing his wedding band. To be honest he never wore it during the week due to the nature of his job but he always wore it on the weekends, especially on Sunday. So after several months of this I asked what was the deal? He said that he had not seen it since the move and thought it got lost/misplaced then. So, since I still had the receipt from our original purchase, I went and brought him another one for our anniversary. I noticed it didn't get much play time either. Like Tebow it sees more time on the bench than in the game. I underwent surgery and had to remove my ring in the process. I decided not to put it back on. I mean there's no intimacy, no sex, no joint activities....I kept this up for several months until a co-worker asked about my ring. I didn't want to be the topic of water cooler gossip, so I put it back on.
Today in church a glint caught my eye and I cast a sideways glance towards my husband and we was wearing his ring. It believe it has been at least over two years since I've seen the ring on his finger. Our conversations have been strained at best since the Christmas holiday experience. It's difficult having mindless elevator conversations with your "spouse". I don't know what the purpose of putting the ring on was...but it is waaaay too little and waaaay too late. A ring doesn't make a relationship actions do. And the blatant actions from the holidays and the cold spell have made a statement that is loud and clear and most importantly - I heard it.
No matter what the jeweler says, gold can tarnish.