The Ring Bearer
PHOTO: Ms Daly and her partner Andrew Bevan were only engaged for three days before the ring went missing.(Facebook/Tayla Daly)
Welcome to the We Are The World Blogfest #WATWB for July 2018. As usual, we have generous co-hosts who are leading this month:
Inderpreet Kaur Uppal,
and Belinda Witzenhausen
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Thanks to social media and a genuine person, a vital ring was found, as ABC News reports:
A Gold Coast woman who lost her engagement ring has been reunited with her diamond after a stranger from social media helped her with the hunt.
After only being engaged for three days, Tayla Daly realised the ring of her dreams had vanished from her finger.
The 25-year-old retraced her trip from work to home, but the ring was nowhere in sight.
“I was bawling my eyes out and just tried to retrace my steps — I’d only just been to the petrol station,” Ms Daly told Channel Nine.
In a last-ditch effort, Ms Daly put a call-out on social media in the hope someone picked it up.
But it was a kind stranger, Jade Austin, who messaged Ms Daly straight away to help.
“I felt really bad for her because six years ago I actually lost mine,” Ms Austin said.
Ms Austin, who is also heavily pregnant, jumped into her car to drive over 20 minutes to search the petrol station, carwash and local pawn shops.
When she arrived at the petrol station, she asked to look at the security footage to see if anyone else found the ring — but no-one had.
Ms Austin was ready to give up when she spotted the missing ring on the ground and messaged the bride-to-be with the good news.
See ABC News for more details.
And in asking help for finding,
Not just the ring was found,
The story brought reminding,
Of a familiar sound.
The sound of sorrow in the losing,
Of remembering that pain,
It brings a twice-loved pleasure,
When the treasure is found again.
Lo and behold another treasure,
Emerged for a greater end,
For the second lasting pleasure,
Was to make another friend.
Simon C.J. Falk 26 July 2018
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17 thoughts on “#WATWB July – The Ring Bearer”
Such a sweet story! I’ve lost mine, luckily I was at home but after two days I couldn’t find it and I was heartbroken, I can’t imagine losing it outside the home. I almost gave up until I noticed one of our cats batting something around…low and behold my ring!
Despite the stress she got her ring back and made a friend… that is the silver lining! Thanks so much for sharing this story and for being a part of #WATWB! 🙂
Thanks, Belinda. It’s a great story. So is yours. I’m so glad you found your ring. Or, at least, the cat did! 😉
How exciting for them!
This is such a heartwarming story, Simon. This story truly proves that only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches. Jade knew how terrible it is to lose an engagement ring and did go out of the way to help Tayla. Thanks for this lovely story, Simon 🙂
Yes, Shilpa, I love the empathetic link between the two ladies. Also that they have become friends.
This is a great story, Simon.
Thanks, Norah. It is that.
Jade Austin is a very kind man. We understand better when we can place ourselves in other people’s shoes. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Peter. I’m glad to share when people find something and others help them do so.
I love a story with a happy ending.
And a happy ending it has. Thanks, Deborah.
Hi Simon – it’s great that the ring was found … and strange how often these type of ‘finds’ occur … so lucky for them. Brilliant what one person can do to help another couple … good luck to them all – love the story – thank you – cheers Hilary
Thanks, Hilary. One thinks both those ladies will remember those rings for a long time. Precious not only as jewels, but as reminders of the story behind them.
What a sweet, sweet story and how well you have expressed it on your poetry. Yes, the now of finding a lost thing is twice the more because it reinforces our faith – in humanity, in a higher power, whatever. But its such a relief! I wish I had someone who could have found my lost ring that I too lost within two days of my engagement. And not one, but three at the same time! The shame and regret still harrows me, but thank you so much for sharing this 😊😊
*joy of finding
Happy to share, Pradita. Sorry to hear the loss the your engagement ring. It is a great story.