We can all agree that an engagement ring is a sentimental token of love.
You can imagine the heartbreak that Kay Butler experienced 17 years ago when she lost her most treasured possession: her diamond engagement ring. Having been married for 38 years at the time to her high school sweetheart, Dave, that little ring held more sentimental value than anything else she owned.
Though the family searched high and low for months, nobody had ever found it. They decided it was either lost somewhere in public, or stolen. It was an unsolved mystery that gnawed at her for years.
Of course, Kay never stopped looking for her ring. She’d always hoped it would turn up someday.
Dave was a searching for some DVDs around the house one day when he came across a wooden box. Inside, was the missing engagement ring!
It had been nearly two decades since Kay had that ring around her finger. “We knew reuniting them was going to be emotional enough, but dad and I had to add a twist,” Kay and Dave’s daughter Lacey wrote.
After 38 years of marriage, Dave went and found Kay in the garage where she was cleaning the pantry. He got down on one knee behind her and waited for her to turn around. Then, after years of searching and hoping, Dave proposed to his wife with HER engagement ring—and it fit! After all those years.