Man proposes again after finding lost ring in the ashes of burnt home (photo)
By Sewe Ishola,
Love still found its way amidst the several wildfires that erupted in Southern California recently, as a man proposed to his wife again, after he found her original wedding ring.
Julie and Don Myers were evacuated from their home during the wildfire but were allowed to return to their neighborhood once it was deemed safe.
They weren’t expecting to find much among the ash and rubble that was once their home. But they were able to find something incredibly valuable nonetheless.
As they sifted through the ashes, Don found his wife’s original wedding ring.
“We had a fire safe and hoped some of the items in there survived,” Julie tells Scary Mommy. “But the fire crew helped us open it and all that was in there was wet charred remnants.”
Julie says the ring in the safe was her original wedding ring. She wears a second ring her husband bought her for their 25th anniversary, which is why the original ring was put away for safekeeping.
“The firemen helped us sift through them insisting there could be something in there and they found a couple other jewelry items,” Julie says. “So my husband continued the search and found my ring.”
The best part of the story? Don got down on one knee and proposed all over again.
Here are two people who lost everything to a devastating wildfire — everything. The charred ashes that were once their home make for a heartbreaking sight. But this couple felt like not all was lost once they found this ring.