This morning, I went to Sam, the bluebird box clutched in my hands.
With his help we broke the seal and I slipped my wedding ring off my finger and put it inside. Sam resealed the box for me and then gave me a hug and said a few words that would have been comfort had I been able to feel anything with my ring removed.
I wasn't ready for this. I should have left it on.
He asked me to stay for morning services but I took the box from him and fled.