Rachel Pedersen and her husband fell in love the moment they met.
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She was a single mother and he was a window washer, so when the time came for nuptials Rachel’s expectations were right on the money. Her husband-to-be surprised her on the day of their wedding with a small diamond ring – a declaration of love so much greater than the size of the stone set in the center.
Rachel, like many women, has since been badgered about “upgrading” her ring to appear more successful, but as we can see in her facebook post below, a ring is worth so much more.
Her post, written a few weeks ago, has recently gone viral for all the right reasons.
Here’s the post:
Yes, I know that my wedding ring is small.
Friends and family often ask me when I’m going to have it “upgraded”…. After all, it doesn’t represent the level of success we are achieving.
I’ve even had one person say “you could wear a bigger ring for important events, so people don’t think you’re not successful.”
Wait a minute…. Since when did the size of someone’s ring become an indication of success?!
For me, the ring is SO much more.
My ring symbolizes a whirlwind, storybook, “make you sick” love story…. It reminds me of how my husband and I met and fell at in love in one night at a Perkin’s diner.
He worked as a window washer, and I was a single mother.
One short week later, and we professed our love to one another, him leading the conversation.
We couldn’t stop dreaming of our future, so excited to have a baby, buy a house, and fall asleep together every night.
We couldn’t wait for the future. So we didn’t.
13 days after meeting, we eloped. I didn’t even THINK about a ring until my husband surprised me before the ceremony. He drained his savings to gift me with a small token of his love.
I say small, only because it pales in comparison with how big his love is, even now, after years of marriage.
That, my friends, is success to me.
Well said Rachel, well said.
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