Monday, February 14, 2011
Empty Box, Broken Heart
Last Wednesday Chris and I went over to workout at our community gym. While there I got onto the treadmill and started to run. After a few minutes I decided to take off my wedding ring and wedding band, since my fingers were beginning to swell up. After running I grabbed my ipod, water bottle, etc..and left the gym. For the first time ever I decided not to wipe off the machine because I didn't touch any of it. Around midnight I realized that I had left both of my rings in the tray on the treadmill. After a LONG night of anxiety and prayer I woke up at 4:55am to run over to the gym to see if my rings were there. I ran in the gym as fast as I could and the rings were GONE. No one working there that night has seen them, and the cleaning lady didn't see them. The gym closes at 11pm everynight and I left the gym at 9:45pm. Such a short time frame for some dishonest person to take them. We talked to many employees, managers, and made fliers but the rings have not shown up.
After a few days we realized that the rings would not be returned. We filed a police report, and have an officer working on talking to everyone who was at the gym that night. We are so lucky however that we insured both rings. It has been a challenge to gain receipts from our jeweler to turn in but this evening they finally found the receipt they had been searching for. We are hoping to have this all resolved soon.
I have been devastated by this loss. I know that it is just rings, but they have some serious meaning to me. I wore these rings through the most difficult experiences of my life. These rings symbolized the everlasting bond between Chris and I.
I have learned a very valuable lesson from this. NEVER take your rings off and leave them on a treadmill.
I think it's time for an upgrade on my next ring. What do you think?
Posted by Rylie at 11:46 PM