Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Mrs. Map & Mrs. Mac (About A Ring)
Many moons ago, in a another lifetime, (on a faraway planet?). The Map was bethrothed to another (Not Mrs. Map!). But it was not meant to be, and she did marry another. But, like all good tales, there was a happy ending. For if the one who would not be my missus back then hadn't changed her mind I would never have met my true love.
And today we celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary!
But I did get the ring back. (From the other wan!)
And for reasons I will tell of another day, my dear friend Mrs. Mac has worn that ring on her finger for the past quarter of a century. And I had forgotten about that ring completely until a couple of days ago when I saw her twirling it 'round her finger when I went to visit her in the hospice.
"Look" says she, "I told you I would never take it off"! And we had a good laugh remembering how she came to be the owner!
She was still wearing it last night when I gave her a final kiss as she lay peacefully in her coffin. And as I hugged her two daughters and four sons they each whispered into my ear "She's still got that ring on her finger"!
We will lay her in the ground later on today, and celebrate her life.
On the same day Mrs. Map and myself celebrate the life we have together.
A life we would not have if that ring was still on the finger it was bought for.
Farewell my dear friend.
Annette (Mrs. Map), I love you more each and every day, Happy Anniversary.