Thursday, June 9, 2011

My First Mother's Day

One small little detail that I might have left out of our Hawaii recaps was the fact that we were gone over Mother's Day. I had given Hubby a hard time a few weeks before trip, hinting at the fact that there was a holiday occurring while we were gone that didn't really used to mean anything...but it meant everything now!

Of course I could throw around these obnoxious statements because I knew he wouldn't forget...and I couldn't have been more correct!

Mother's Day happened our first full day in Maui and honestly I had kind of forgotten about it. Hubby wished me a Happy Mother's Day early in the morning and I got a few texts from friends but other than that it really wasn't a big deal. A sweet card, or something small was really all I might have even been slightly expecting. We were after all in Hawaii....what more could I ask for as a 1st Mother's Day present?
Well...Hubby apparently didn't think that was sufficient. After dinner at Lahaina Pizza Company, we were standing out near the boardwalk by the water and Hubby whips out a jewlery box.
And it wasn't just any jewelry box. It was a box that came from our jeweler...our jeweler where expensive items are sold. Fun, sparkly, expensive things....and inside was this...

A beautiful right-hand ring with alternating diamonds & amethysts (my birthstone)!

You see, several months ago...maybe even years ago...I discussed the fact that one day when we have children I would love to have simple rings that would stack on my finger to represent each of their birthdays. Of course I would want to start with my own birthstone, and my collection has now begun.

When I pulled the ring out of the box I was in shock. I almost felt like I had just been proposed too all over again. It is quite the accomplishment to surprise me...and Hubby certainly did. He'd actually been scheming for several weeks to get the ring just right. The company didn't make a ring with diamonds/amethysts so Hubby and my jeweler made some arrangements and had half of the diamonds replaced with amethysts...for the perfect end result!

I think I was in a state of shock for the rest of the evening!

My 1st Mother's Day couldn't have been any more special, being with the man I love on a beautiful island, celebrating the fact that in just 28 short weeks we won't just be husband & wife, but mom & dad. The ring is more than jew a piece of jewelry, it's a symbol of the start of something incredible.

And just like when you got engaged and can't stop looking at your engagement ring, everytime I look at my right hand I'm reminded of the commitment I've made and the commitment I'll have to make every day of my life to be a godly mother and wife.


Laura said...

What a great gift! I love that idea. And it's absolutely gorgeous!

Tracy-Girl @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

What a sweet, thoughtful, and beautiful gift! You are one lucky woman :)

Megan said...

Awwww, this is such a great idea! And what a sweet surprise! It's beautiful!

Lauren said...

That is so sweet! The ring is gorgeous!

Stevie Leigh said...

Oh my goodness. Smart guy.

Glad you had a lovely mother's day! Stumbled upon your blog and love it!

- S from Following the Walkers

Kristen said...

What a beautiful ring! Such a sweet gift!

Llama said...

Oh my! How gorgeous is that ring!!!!!??? Amazing! What a perfect idea!!!