The Perfect Ring
For Rachel Pedersen, and her husband their story of love was fairytalesque. They saw each other from across the room at a diner, and in their own words “it was love at first sight.” Much like a fairy tale, even the beginning of their story of forbidden love, it wasn’t an easy one one. She was a single mother, and he held down a job washing windows, both coming from a humble start. So when they decided to get married, despite the financial set back, they were just happy to be together. Her husband saved up enough to be able to afford a ring for his wife-to-be, and that meant the world to her. It was symbolic of his unfailing love for her- so when she started to get criticised by people about the size of her ring, she had the perfect response.
In her post on Facebook Rachel writes:
“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.”
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.”
We wish the Pedersens all the best in their marriage, and many blessings for their futures and family.