He'd meant to give it to me on our 10th anniversary, which was in August that year, but the jeweller had called to say it was ready to pick up, and I was very pregnant with our second child, who turned out to be a son.
And so...he presented it to me on Mother's Day, 1985.
I still wear the ring...though I now wear it on either hand, and usually with another ring as a pair.
I now have what I remember as my mother's hands, though with the short, fine bone structure I inherited from my father.
When I am gone, this ring is to be given to my son, meant to be passed down in the family...
Eternity, as far as possible, this side of Heaven.
Happy Mother's Day!
Music: Palladio by Karl Jenkins