Young woman’s defence of her small wedding ring goes viral

And the story of how they fell in love is beautiful!

For Rachel Pederson, offhand comments about how tiny her wedding ring was were starting to get to her. Because according to other people – who always made sure to tell her – she needed a bigger ring to show how ‘successful’ she is.

But after her defence of her ring went viral when she posted it on Facebook, her critics were silenced.

In the post, she wrote:

“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 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 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.”

The happy couple have two daughters – 5-year-old Dakota and Delilah, 20 months.

Telling Us magazine, she said: “I used to dream of a Tiffany’s 2-carat, round-cut solitaire. I learned something greater through the process of meeting Poul, and that was that a true love with a foundation of respect and trust is far more valuable than a large diamond.”

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