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2014 Blog Project: Week 25

June 30, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Blog Project Week 25: Eternal
 

Forever. Never ending. Always. Kind of a tricky concept when you think about it.

When I think of the word Eternal, it reminds me of a phrase I once heard about why people wear wedding rings. "There is no beginning and no end". It represents eternal true love, so it was easy for me to know exactly what I wanted to share with you.

In 2005 when my grandmother passed away, amongst other things I inherited was an engagement ring and wedding band from my grandfather's mother (whom I look like). Both from Tiffany's, the wedding band itself is inscribed Nov. 17, 1915.


Raising their children in Brooklyn, Hugh (Senior) and Martha Foster managed to hold themselves together during the Great Depression without having to pawn family heirlooms just to buy food. I feel that given the impressive marriage that my grandparents had, that my grandfather must have witnessed strong love between his parents. These were an important set of rings for him, and I'm so glad I was able to inherit them to keep passing on for generations as a symbol of true love. Sometimes for special occasions I wear this plain band on my right thumb as a reminder that I came from generations of people falling hopelessly in love. It's Eternal.

 


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