Thursday, March 6, 2008

Wedding Ring – A Symbol of Your Marriage

I’m always proud to show to people that I’m wearing my wedding ring. Though it’s not that expensive on the time I bought it but it surely gives value in my life. And I believe that makes it priceless! Before I get married, the only thing I know about the wedding ring is: it’s a requirement on a wedding to complete the ceremony. I believe that there are lots of good reasons in your mind why this ring is necessary but I have my own version because it is so happen that I’m blessed to wear one. It started when I felt uncomfortable with all the hassle it’s giving me. First, when I’m taking a bath (I wear it all the time even in bathroom), I observed that it always pricks the soap leaving a portion of the soap in it. Second, when I’m giving my kid a bath, he’s sometimes hurt by the ring when I do a rub on him. Third, when my weight is changing, it is either loose or very tight. There is one time, I broke a drinking glass because of my ring, it is when I washed the glass and tried to reach the inner bottom of it with a sponge. These kinds of hassle sometimes made me think of removing it from my finger but I know this might also offend my wife because she’s sensitive when it comes to anything about our relationship. Then I thought of the reason why, of all the people, I was the one who wears this particular ring…, It’s because I received it from my wife, and through that acceptance I should also acknowledge all the things it shall bring to me whether it’s good or bad. I relate the complexity of wearing the ring in my marriage. You might think that the ring is perfect for it is round, gold (platinum to others) and hard. At the beginning, it’s true, but as time goes by, there will be scratches on it. Like in marriage, very ideal in the beginning but you will see the obstacle as you go along with it. I believe, no one will ever say that they have a perfect marriage. Like the portion of soap in the ring, those are the sweaty problems in the real world; the hurt it gives to my kid, that is when he’s being ignored when we’re having a fight; the looseness or tightness of it, that’s when you feel that the boat you're aboarding is either rocky or in smooth sailing… Well, the breaking of the glass, I think it’s just my stupidity, :) no.. kidding aside, that is when you put your marriage in compromise.. or put danger in your relationship. You will know what I mean if I give you a sample wedding vow for the ring, as it goes:
“I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness. As I place it on your finger, I commit my heart and soul to you. I ask you to wear this ring as a reminder of the vows we have spoken today, our wedding day.”
For the married couple, please don’t make a joke out of our wedding rings, it symbolizes the promise that we commit with God as our witness.


Gracey said...

I can totally relate to this post. Marriage is never easy that is why we have to nurture it. As long as you have each other to cling on to, everything will play itself out as expected.

joanne said...

talaga naman.. i agree, and i also believe that a lasting and happy marriage could also be symbolized with other things. can't think of one right now but i totally get your point.:)