The Missing Ring ~ A post Christmas Miracle

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799

The night before Gene's surgery on his elbow, December 6th he slipped his wedding ring off and gave it to me to keep for him. I was going to put it on my necklace so I could take it off easily after his surgery so he could put it back on. Instead I put it on my index finger because I was busy getting dinner ready to set on the table and putting the last finishing touches on our Christmas tree. As I was finishing eating I glanced down and realized no ring on my finger!

My heart stopped and I began sobbing! We began tearing the house apart even dumping the garbage out on the garage floor and sorting through it twice! No luck..days went by and when our cleaning people came we had them looking..still no luck. 

Gene offered the grand-kids $50 if they could find  his ring when we finished Christmas dinner....still couldn't find it! For some reason we both felt we would find it, it was just a matter of time, it had to be in the house!

Our cleaning people came back and removed the center leaf in our breakfast table I had them put in before Christmas for one of our tables at Christmas dinner. A loud cry went up as one of them spotted Gene's ring under the base of our table laying on the rug! It's a "Christmas Miracle" they all exclaimed! I agreed! Our last hope was when we took our tree down we'd find it amongst the tree ornaments!

“Christmas miracles happen to those who believe.” Karen Kingsbury

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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Now that is a lovely story, Dorie. I don't know how many wedding rings my husband managed to lose. I stopped replacing them.

Jan 03, 2018 05:07 AM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Dorie. This is indeed a miracle. I am so glad you found it.

Jan 03, 2018 05:44 AM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

I love this and so happy that Geno’s ring was found!!! It drives me crazy when I can’t find something!!

Jan 03, 2018 05:53 AM #5
Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Rockledge, FL
... a small office, delivering big service!

Glad you found it!  Amazing how the "small" things mean the most!

Jan 03, 2018 06:33 AM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am glad that the ring is found and Gene didn't even have to pay the $50 ransom, haha.

Jan 03, 2018 06:41 AM #7
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Dorie Dillard  so glad you found the ring . So funny you posted this . Yesterday in the office we were talking about losing rings and  losing stones out of rings . Some of us finding them others not .   Glad you found this ring such sentimental and meaningful ring -  Wishing you the Best in 2018

Jan 03, 2018 06:44 AM #8
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dorie, I almost held my breath until I got to the end of your post, and SO glad Gene's ring was found - it was a Christmas miracle.

Jan 03, 2018 06:46 AM #9
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Glad you found it Dorie. I can imagine some tense moments before you had it back in hand. D 

Jan 03, 2018 07:21 AM #10
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Glad you found it!  It's frustrating when you KNOW something is in the house, but where???

Jan 03, 2018 10:57 AM #11
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing


What a great story, and so glad you found the ring.  Our friend has just found his after 7 years, it was in the garden among a flower patch that he was planting.  A

Jan 03, 2018 11:15 AM #12
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market

Glad you found the ring, Dorie. I thought you were going to say you found it in one of the dishes.

Jan 03, 2018 12:27 PM #13
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Dorie,  That inner knowing ... knowing you would find it.  I love that. 

Kind of like looking for a needle in a haystack ... it took removing the leaf from the table.  Amen! 

Jan 03, 2018 02:29 PM #14
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie now that is what I call a story with a very happy ending!!!

Jan 03, 2018 04:06 PM #15
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Dorie.

Well there you go, you and Gene believed you would find it, and low and behold it happened.

Jan 04, 2018 01:06 AM #16
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Dorie.  Positive proof that miracles still happen.  Glad you found the ring.

Jan 04, 2018 05:30 AM #17
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Dorie Dillard Amazing, so glad your dilemma ended with finding the ring.

Also, hope Gene has recovered from his elbow surgery.

Jan 04, 2018 06:36 AM #18
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Dorie Dillard - oh yes, that is a real Christmas miracle.  I am glad to hear it.

Jan 05, 2018 09:17 AM #19
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

So happy that Geno's ring was found Dorie Dillard some treasures are irreplaceable and a wedding ring is a treasure.

Jan 05, 2018 06:43 PM #20
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I am so glad that you found it - I know that it was irreplaceable.  I lost my dad's West Point ring as a toddler and I think I knew where it was but I was doing something with it that I shouldn't have been doing  (don't remember what it was so many years ago) and so I never told my parents where it had been lost.... Glad you found the ring! 

Jan 08, 2018 07:35 AM #21
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Once when I was a young bride, I looked down and noticed my wedding ring was missing.  We were sitting at a McDonald's eating breakfast while on a trip to Lake Tahoe.  The McDonald's employees graciously emptied the ladies room waste paper bin while helping me look for, but alas, it wasn't to be.  Fortunately, when we returned home a couple of days later, I went to put a load of clothes into the dryer, and found it.  I was so grateful.

Jan 09, 2018 10:49 AM #22
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