1) For the Best is Yet to Be

We wanted to get married and knew each other for
only a few weeks, yet it seemed it was meant to be. With little
money on a rainy night and a proposal in a borrowed Chevy with hearts
full of hope and a with little down payment we rang the bell of
a small jewelry door and went inside. Four hundred dollars later
and a small diamond on my finger I felt so special. That was forty-four
years ago. Some said the marriage wouldn’t make it past a month.
They thought we were just two young kids out on a quick whim. But,
I leave you with this thought.

The ring is a symbol of love and such a small thing. More precious
than the ring, or the wedding cake, is the solemn promise each one
will make. To love and to cherish till death they do part, but most
of all not to break each other’s heart. The ring is a circle and
so it goes that life holds no promises with this band of gold. All
will not be roses on the pathway of life and many thorns will pop
up between husband and wife.

When little things can be forgotten and as one grows old they will.
Comforting each other through till the end of the journey will make
it all worthwhile. The ring given as a token of love is such a simple
thing and it’s more priceless and worth more than anything.

I’m sixty-two years old and I always say ?Come Grow Old With Me
For The Best Is Yet To Be?. The proposal is the doorway and love
holds the key. The diamond ring is the reminder and yes it did grow
more valuable with time just as our marriage.

Joanne Sandes,

Albuquerque, NM


The founder and president of Diamond Cutters International, is one of the worlds top diamond experts, as well as a three-time Guinness Book record holder in jewelry design.
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