Married to the Mountain

My birthday present came early!  Last week I found a ring I REALLY liked
  It had to be made to order, so
the site said it took 6-8 weeks to ship.
That meant I should have gotten it the second week of September, just in
time for my birthday.
  It was the right
price, so I decided to make it my birthday present.

You can imagine my shock when it arrived in the mail
I opened it as I was walking back
from the mailbox and tried it on.
  It was
a bit smaller than I’d anticipated, but not enough to make me upset.
  From above it looks just like a solid gold
band, but from the side you can see Pikes Peak.

For some reason rings are always big on me, so this time I
ordered a 5.5 to be sure it fit (I usually order a 6 and it ends up being way
to big, sliding around my right ring finger). 
Imagine my surprise when this ring didn’t fit on my right ring
  Well, I could “make” it fit, but
it wouldn’t come off without some serious tugging, so I moved it to my left
ring finger (where it slides around… go figure!).

When I got inside I showed it to Emily.  She was impressed, and said it was “perfect” for

I said to her “the only bad part is it has to go on my left
ring finger”, then explained how that is usually reserved for wedding bands, so
now everyone would think I was married. 

She started giggling, then laughing.  I asked her “what’s so funny?” 

Emily:  “You’re
married t the mountain!
  It’s absolutely PERFECT
for you!!!”

My daughter knows me so well!  Yes, I suppose it’s quite fitting.  In any event, I’m in love with it!

Author: Laura M Clark

Laura has summited over 500 peaks above 13,000' solo, including being the first woman to solo summit all of the Colorado 14ers, as well as the centennials. After each hike, she writes trip reports for each one and publishes them on her blog, which is read by fans all over the world. Author of Wild Wanderer: Summiting Colorado’s 200 Highest Peaks, which is available to purchase on Amazon.

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