I took a break from writing to exercise and garden at my mother's in Gatineau, Quebec. My mother lives on the outskirts of town. Her backyard is huge, lush and quite frankly overgrown with copious trees. Unfortunately for her, the tree right over her gazebo beige cloth roof is this weird buckthorn tree that keeps depositing foul-tasting dark berries. They stain her gazebo cover and are quite an eyesore. In come I, daughter of an engineer (D.O.E.) to the rescue. I calculated exactly what angles to ax down the offending tree. Halfway while axing and dragging branches, my mum insisted I take a break. I looked down and my beautiful fuchsia pink sapphire stone had popped out of my ring! And was nowhere to be seen! Sapphires are the second most expensive stone after diamonds. Yikes! I had only worn my wedding ring for 24 days!
I calmly looked with my mum's help for about five minutes, saw nothing, then decided to call the jeweler's before they closed. Because I had purchased lifetime insurance for my ring, I was doing fine. They informed to simply bring in the ring. No cost to fix. I pretty much knew they would be helpful. I learned a valuable lesson. It is just a ring, I kept telling myself. Years ago I would have been frantic and angry.
You see, a good friend of mine told me as I was getting in her car and cautious not to make a mess
" Oh, don't worry about it. The car's just a thing. We need to learn to love people and use things, rather than use people and love things." The husband I married is far more valuable to me than the ring.
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