My nosiness beckons: do you have an inscription engraved in your wedding or engagement ring, and what's the story behind it?
|Natalie Franke Photography|
When the time came to choose words to be written in our wedding bands, we decided we wanted something personal to us beyond something like our initials or wedding date. We prayed, and I asked Andrew what he thought of engraving "before thee we kneel." From the holy ground where we met to the fact that I'd always prayed my husband would have a devotion to Our Lady and, unknown to me, Andrew had just started doing a daily Rosary around the time we became friends, the Blessed Mother has had our relationship in her hands from long before the start. A line from a prayer to her, one that would remind us to constantly come before her, together, in complete humility and trust was the perfect choice for us.
I never want to change my ring, but I do sometimes consider other meaningful words I wouldn't mind permanently wearing; namely, in a tattoo that I will probably never choose to get, and I like "be not afraid," "duc in altum," and "verso l'alto." But enough about me. So tell me: what's the story behind your ring inscriptions, if you have them, or do you have one in mind for the future? Scripture verse? Saint motto? I would love to know!