“I can’t seem to take it off yet.” Words that cut through my heart last night as I watched the latest episode of “This is Us.” (I promise I do more than just watch TV)
Did you watch last night? Did you see as Dr. K struggled with his grief after losing his wife? I did, and I cried. I cried and cried.
I completely understand the wedding ring dilemma. I know I’m not required to ever remove it from my left ring finger if I don’t want, but I think about it. Sometimes I move it over to my right hand. Ten minutes is my record and then it has to go back where it belongs.
Christianity, or perhaps it’s my specific denomination? Gives me the out. “Til death parts us” is how our vows read. Except death has only parted us physically. I still feel I belong to him and he belongs to me. Right now anyway, I still feel married and don’t even want to feel any other way. So the ring stays on. And my heart feels less lonely spinning the gold circle hugging my ring finger. It reminds me of all the love we had and I just can’t remove it.
I’ve heard stories of women feeling a need to remove it immediately. And that’s ok too. Grief = to each his or her own! But for me? For me it’s too much and I can’t. Maybe today I’ll go eleven minutes…maybe not.
And if you are loyal “This Is Us” watchers too? I want you to know that this Website…all of you…YOU are my “lemonade.”
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