A northern New Jersey man has been reunited with the wedding band he lost 15 years ago while at a Christmas Tree farm.

David Penner, 68 of Great Meadows, never expected to see the ring that slipped off his finger at Wycoff's Tree Farm again, NJ.com reported.

His wife Nancy Penner, who died on Sept. 30 at age 67, gave it to him at their wedding 42 years ago. He never bothered to get a new ring feeling there was no replacement for the original wedding band.
But when his sister-in-law saw a story about a found ring and called him, Penner rushed right over to the farm.
Last April, John Wyckoff, a third-generation tree farmer, spotted something in the soil as he rode in the back of a tractor planting trees on the 65-acre plot. When he sifted through the dirt, he found the wedding band.

Wyckoff released the inscription –"To David. Love, Nancy," – to help find the owner but held back the date. Penner, of course, knew the date – July 20, 1974 –and showed a wedding certificate so Wyckoff could be sure it was his. 

Penner told the paper he thinks the return of the ring is a "miracle" and feels a part of his wife is back in his life just before Christmas.

"This was a piece to come back to me, in her absence," he said.