This is a story that I like to tell people, so I figured I would put it here as a post; something fun and different to alleviate the brain drain of this week.
When Kent and I were shopping for wedding bands, we decided to have them engraved with the word “Always,” followed by his initials in my ring and mine in his ring. At the time of purchase, I had to decide whether to use my maiden or my soon-to-be married initials for this engraving. Kent wanted my married initials, so no further decision required there. However, I hadn’t yet given any thought to whether I planned to use my real middle name or my maiden last name as my new “legal” middle name. On the spot and without thinking it through, I chose “A” for my middle name of Adrianna. Mostly because I’ve always loved it.
Is it obvious where this is going yet?
I don’t know why no one caught it when the order was being written. We didn’t discover until we got the engraved rings back that the inside of Kent’s read Always MAD.
We tried to have it corrected but were talked into keeping it that way as a conversation piece. So to this day, Kent’s ring reminds him that I am always mad. It’s a good thing he has a sense of humor!
Needless to say, I never again used “A” as my middle initial.