Fingers Crossed: What Was Lost Will be Found Again!

Because everyone deserves their own Christmas miracle…

photo courtesy of mywedding.com

It’s time for all of us to put that infectious holiday spirit to work, ladies and gents in hopes that Christmas comes early for one Floridian family!  When my Google Alert for “wedding news” fed me this story from NorthEscambia.com, I couldn’t help but feel the all too familiar twinge of sympathetic fear run down my spine.

Kari Doyle, a Floridian wife and mother of two, went out Christmas tree shopping this past Saturday with her two daughters, Emma 4 and Olivia 2, at the local Home Depot off Nine Mile Road in Pensacola.  Much to her dismay, the joy of picking out their family tree was quickly replaced by gut wrenching panic when she looked down at her hand and realized her wedding ring was gone!

I feel comfortable using terms like “gut wrenching panic” because unfortunately, this nightmare was my reality this time last year.  Not even 24 hours after the Mister and I said “I do,” we were transporting gifts back to our home from my parents, when all of a sudden, I looked down at my hand and painstakingly realized <GULP> my wedding ring was gone!! 

To this day, that sinking feeling still remains, and as if reading from the pages of a classic novel, I can still remember the exact text that played through my head…

Where did I drop it?  Was it outside?  Inside?  When was the last time I had it?  Here?  At my parents?  In the car?  Did it fall off because it was cold?  I knew I should’ve worn gloves!  How could I have been so careless?  How did I not notice?  Good grief… what am I gonna tell Tanner?  (Eyes widen even further)  What will he say?  Is this a sign?  Ugh.  It could be anywhere?  Where do I even begin…

Believe me, this is not a good feeling.  So, my hope is… that if enough people read this and enough of us hope for it… Kari Doyle will know the joy that sooooo humbly graced me when my Mister – Sir Tanner, lord protector of wedding bands and finder of all things sacred – hollered, “FOUND IT!!!” from underneath our Christmas tree!!!  Haha!  That’s right… somehow my ring slid off my finger, miraculously found it’s way underneath our Christmas tree and back onto my finger again! 

That was my Christmas miracle; so, Kari, here’s to yours…

***sending holiday spirit, cheer, love and prayers***

Let’s hope you get yours too!

NortheEscambia.com reports: A reward is being offered for the return of Kari Doyle’s wedding rings.  If you find the rings, call (850) 572-8817.