I am thankful for her anniversary band.
I was with my dad the day he bought it. I made a fuss about the anniversary band being yellow gold and her bridal set being white. It didn't match, and that bothered me.
When she passed, I took it to have it sized to fit my right hand. It's simple, the way she was. Tiny diamonds across the top. When my hands swell, which is a lot, I take off my own wedding band and solitaire and put the anniversary band on my left hand.
Sadly, right now, I think I wear it there more than my wedding band. At least I still look married.
It's not a big rock of a diamond. It's nothing fancy and expensive that would make anyone drool over. But I wouldn't trade it for a million dollars. I really wouldn't.
I am thankful for her anniversary band. And I find it something other than ironic that my wedding set is yellow gold. It matched after all.