Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Testimony Tuesday: Emi from C&E

do you believe in miracles?
we do.

We had an experience which made us believe in them even more.We are newlyweds who just got married on the first of june, 2012.
After returning home from our honeymoon in june, we had one week to open all of our wedding gifts, pack up our things, and move to california. needless to say it was a hectic week. the night after we got home, we had a family party and opened all of our wedding gifts. It was a crazy night as we opened lots of presents, wrote down lists of thank yous, and sorted them into piles to take with us, to store, or duplicates to return.

The day after this gathering, I noticed that my wedding ring was not on my ring holder...or on my hand! These are the only 2 places it would usually ever be, so I was shocked to not know where my favorite thing was. In 8 months of having it during the engagement, that had never happened once. I thought I must have set it somewhere in the house or somewhere as we had opened gifts or packed up. I was sure we would find it.
Well, that week went by with all of our family members searching high & low for it. Finally sunday came when we had to move, and we left heartbroken and with a bare left hand. I still had hope that it would be found, but as the days went on after we moved it seemed less & less likely. My cute parents searched every night for it and my dad kept calling me with more and more questions about what I remembered. My parents both looked through all the garbage, gifts, and everywhere they could. They would not stop looking!

Meanwhile, my new husband had every excuse to be furious with me about it...but he was handling it so well. Instead of making me feel guilty about losing our most prized, special and expensive possession, he just took it like a gentleman and made me realize that we still had our love which was most important thing!
We were just missing the symbol of it........

Well, exactly one month later on friday the 13th, that all changed.
the ring was found!
you won't believe how:

The night back in june when we had opened all of our gifts, I had somehow unknowingly taken off my ring amidst all of the unwrapping and packing. Everything was sorted into piles, and the ring was with some items we returned to bed bath & beyond the next day...I had no idea as I made those returns that my RING was inside the box with all the gifts!
Right at that moment, it could have been gone forever. As they processed and restocked the returned items at bed bath & beyond, the ring could have fallen out, been taken by an employee or customer, or endless other possibilities. But instead, it ended up inside of a mini cupcake tin which was restocked on the top shelf of the store.
A few weeks later, a lady named jilda went to bed bath to get a mini muffin tin to make her son some muffins he had asked her to make. As she chose her pan, she reached up to the highest level in case they had any different sizes. She happened to grab the tin the ring was in...coincidence? I don't think so! She came home and discovered a diamond ring loose inside of the muffin tin. She had no idea how it got there or what to do with it.

Meanwhile, my dad had gone to have his hair cut by our family's favorite hair stylist. She is our good family friend and does all of our hair...so she was asking my dad about how we were, and he said great except for the sad loss of our ring. she had just seen the ring when I was in to get my hair done before the wedding, so she knew what it looked like. She asked him when we lost it, and he mentioned we had been opening wedding gifts at the time.

The next week, megan's coworker jilda came into the salon and was talking about how she had found this ring at bed bath & beyond and didn't know what to do. She was having a jeweler come into the salon that day to tell her the price in case she were to sell it.

Megan overheard this and remembered her conversation with my dad...she said that although it was a longshot, she knew someone who had lost a wedding ring. She remembered we had been opening wedding gifts, so she thought it might be possible that it was found at bed bath. As the jeweler arrived, megan called my dad to check if we had ever found the ring. He said no, and she said that her coworker had found one that looked like mine. The jeweler advised them to have my dad send a picture of the ring to them to identify it.

I was coming home from a tiring friday of work in LA when my dad called me and casually asked me to send him a picture of the ring. I had no idea why, but we hung up and I sent him a picture. 5 minutes later my hairstylist megan called me out of the blue and gave me the best news I've ever heard in my life- she said,
"emi this is megan blanchard...i have your wedding ring! your dad is on his way down to get it right now!"

Obviously I was in shock! I had zero context, but I started crying from happiness the second she told me...I really hoped I wasn't dreaming!  Later I got the entire story and we put it all together. We have gone over it hundreds of times since and still can't get over it. The ring is now safe and sound at home in Salt Lake City, and we will be coming home to visit in 2 weeks so I can get it back on my finger then. I am so excited to have it back and in SUCH DISBELIEF at the series of events which came together and got my ring back to me.

This story is such a miracle and it makes the ring even more special to us---we will tell this to our children and grandchildren forever!

This story may not seem like a big deal since it is just about a material thing, but the more we thought about how it all happened the more we realized what a true miracle it was. There is no way that this could have happened randomly, and it's such a testimony builder. Heavenly Father proved more than ever that He truly is involved in the details of our lives and can make the most unlikely things happen! What a sweet reminder of the fact that our prayers are heard, no matter how small our problems are. If it's important to us, it's important to Him!
There's no way to deny that after this experience!

These two were happy to be reunited!

Thanks for having me, cute Kimberly!

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At November 13, 2012 at 7:44 AM , Blogger Veronica Lee Burns said...

OH MY WORD! What a story! God is SO good!
What a beautiful miracle.
*We got married on June 1st this year too! :)

At November 13, 2012 at 9:57 AM , Blogger funsizetessa said...

I follow her blog and love it! This story is amazing! I won't lie. I even got teary eyed because I love my ring sooooooo much and can only imagine how sad it would be to lose it and how thrilling it would be to find it.
Heavenly Father IS so involved in our lives and He cares about the things we care about because He loves us SO much! :)

At November 13, 2012 at 10:01 AM , Blogger Life as a Bird said...

HOOOOOLLLYYY COOOWW! This is a crazy story. A Complete miracle. What a blessing, thanks for sharing!

At November 13, 2012 at 10:14 AM , Blogger 2busy said...

That is an incredible story, and it gave me goosebumps. Heavenly Father hears and answers our prayers. Even though it is just a "thing" it is still an important symbol of your eternal marriage. Definitely worth finding!

At November 13, 2012 at 10:23 AM , Blogger SarahJane Miller said...

I seriously love this story EMI. So amazing. LOVE this girl. Thanks for having her guest post!

At November 13, 2012 at 11:23 AM , Blogger Cody Doll said...

That is amazing. I am soo happy you found your ring. When I was engaged (ex) I lost my ringS all the time. Yes rings. I had to get a new one for 2 years. Finally I got the best ring and that stayed on my finger. So glad you were able to get such a pretty ring back.


At November 13, 2012 at 1:35 PM , Blogger morgan said...

that is such an unbelievably amazing story! wow.
following your blog on gfc now via the gfc blog hop! looking forward to future posts.

At November 14, 2012 at 12:16 AM , Blogger Krystal said...

whoa that story is crazy...not a material thing at all, it's a wedding ring! so glad she got it back!

At November 14, 2012 at 2:21 AM , Blogger Bev said...

hi. i'm following the GFC blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.


new follower bev

At November 14, 2012 at 4:43 PM , Blogger Heather said...

Aw what a beautiful couple you two are!

Pearls & Paws


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