Saturday, March 27, 2010

lost. and. FOUND.

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Okay, so I wanted to share some great news...

I FOUND OUR WEDDING RINGS!


So, I have been praying so hard that I will be able to find our rings. They have been missing since the beginning of December when we sold our house, packed up, and moved out. I figured the rings had to be in a tin that I had put a few random things in. And I figured that tin had to be in a box with other stuff we had in our office.

Well, over the past few weeks, I have had a lot of thoughts come to my mind about places to look and boxes to try looking in, but so far I had not found them. When everything was moved out of our home, all of the boxes were supposed to be brought to my parents house and all of our furniture was to be taken to my brother's garage. I kept having a feeling that maybe the rings were somewhere in my brother's garage, but I still could not find the rings. For the most part, it was really just the furniture in there.

Last week, while I was searching for the rings, I came across the tin that I thought my rings were in... and I got really excited at first, but when I opened it, it was something else. I remembered that I had put my rings in something else to be able to use the tin for what it now contained. So... I started racking my brain trying to remember what other little contained I might have put my rings in.

Well, today, I stopped by my brother's house to say hello and felt compelled to go in the garage and look again... I kept thinking that it was hopeless to keep looking in there, but I still felt like I should go and see if there were any boxes that had ACCIDENTALLY been taken in there instead of being taken to my parents house. So, I started doing some climbing. I climbed in among the furniture and on top of some of it and I saw a box sitting down near the floor between some tall furniture pieces... so I went down and opened the box. The rings were not in there, but there were things in that box that I had also been looking for. So as I started to lift that box out of that hole, I noticed it was sitting on top of another bin / box that was all the way on the floor. So I grabbed both of those boxes and carried them over by my car. I was starting to have a really good feeling about this box that had been there without me knowing. The bin had written on it:

'Office Stuff'.

As soon as I read where the bin had come from, I was getting really excited. I opened up the bin and inside was a small cardboard box... so I opened up the small cardboard box and there was this long red box. As soon as I saw that long red box, my heart danced and I opened it up. Here is what I saw. :)




I have been on cloud nine ever since. It has been a great day and I have one less worry and stress on my mind. It has been a worry weighing me down for months... and it feels good to be able to remove that weight from my shoulders. Only a few people know of a very special experience I had with our rings in that first year after Aaron passed away. I will not share it now, but I have had an experience with our rings that definitely helped me to feel Aaron close and helped me to know he was around us. So, these wedding rings are more special than I can even explain.

I am grateful for this answer to my prayers and I am so grateful that we are able to ask for special blessings from a loving Father in Heaven... and He hears us. I am grateful for the help to find our rings. Prayer works!

Thanks to all of you who worried with me. :)

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15 comments:

Scott / Lori said...

Hooray! I am so glad you found them so you can rest easy. I know it had been weighing heavily on your mind. What a blessing.

partypatt said...

That is wonderful, Leslie! I have been worried with you! I'm glad you have one less thing to worry about now. The rings are beautiful.

Mindy said...

I'm so glad you found them! It sounds like you definitely had some help from above. :)

Rebecca_Adams said...

Oh man! I got a good feeling inside of me when I read this post! I can't help to feel happy when others are happy! SO glad you found the rings, and SO happy that you are on cloud nine! I absolutely love to see others happy! ;)

Tawnie said...

yeah Leslie!!!! I am so happy you found them. That would be a huge weight lifted. Love you lots.

Kristi said...

Whew! That is such good news.

Vicki said...

Prayer definitely does work! I am so glad you were able to find your rings! :-)

Brandy said...

My heart is overjoyed! I can't imagine misplacing something so sentimental and not knowing if you'd ever find it. So much love to you and a big WOO HOO!

Rhitzclan said...

What a relief. Love you.

kerianne said...

hallelujah! that makes me so happy!

AlanaBD said...

Yay! I knew you would find them!!!

Haley said...

SO glad you found them!!! What a relief!

Karey said...

Go Leslie. Go Leslie. Go, go, go Leslie!

I'm so glad you found them. We were just talking about them the night before! What a relief!

Seivert/Webb Family said...

I have a few of "those" kinds of experiences after my Dad passed away suddenly, they are precious, it took me a few years to tell some "chose" few about them, I felt they were MINE, and I still feel that way, I am guarded about it because it's sacred. My Dad will have been gone six years next week, I still cannot find the locket of hair that I wanted to put inside a locket of some kind, I am so glad you found these.. Keep your head up Miss Leslie, good things are coming for you! I know it.

Allred Mom said...

Leslie I am so glad that you found them! Isn't it great that we have the gift of prayer to help us in times of need, stress, and even happiness and joy!

Enjoy this precious gift to help carry you through!