Four years ago today, Denise slipped this ring on my finger, and I haven't taken it off since.Well, except a few nights early on, when it was irritating my skin. And those occasions when I set it aside in the bathroom and only remembered hours later. And whenever I've done gardening or masonry or some other activity that could sully it. Oh, and of course that time I jammed my finger playing football and couldn't get the ring over my knuckle for twelve months.1
It's okay, though, because Denise knows that even if I don't wear it all the time, my feelings for her are constant. She is my everything.
Or rather, she was. Until our son was born. Now she's half my everything. Or if you go by weight, 80% of my everything. Though really it's more like 78 or 79%. And that number's dropping.
I guess what I'm trying to say is this: Math is hard.
I mean, I even screwed up the title to this post. It didn't take one ring to bind us; it took two. Which proves I'm nothing like Gollum. I'll have to tell this to my preeeecious. She'll be so relieved.
(Happy anniversary, Denise!)
1 I also may have removed it once to take a photo of it. Maybe.