Engagement and wedding rings are a way to display your love and affection for your significant other. It’s telling the world how committed you are to your loved on, and it’s proof of the vows you made to each other.
With social media such a big part of our lives, couples head straight to Facebook and Twitter to share the news of their engagement with friends and family.
Rachel Pedersen, like many of us, was extremely proud and overjoyed to become engaged to her boyfriend. She quickly posted a photo of her wedding ring to her friends on Facebook. While she expected comments like “Congratulations,” the comments she received were startling and appalling.
Rather than comment on her great news, her friends commented on the size of the wedding ring. Many questioned why it was “so small.” Rachel, angered by this, penned a letter to her friends on Facebook, and it has since gone viral with over 40,000 shares.
In her letter, Rachel illustrates the value of the ring to her and could care less about the size. There’s a great message here, and one you should read and hear.
You can read Rachel’s message below.
“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.”
Please SHARE this woman’s stunning response if you believe in true love. This is what loving someone unconditionally is all about!