Woman Responds To Comments On Her “Small” Wedding Ring With A Lesson About True Love

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People have always offered their opinions regardless of demand. They say opinions are like backsides: “everybody has one and they all stink.” This is true, and now with social media dominating communication between us and hundreds of “friends,” all the time, those “friends” throw their two cents into comments on your page. Usually, you expect people to be polite and keep things positive, but then there are those friends who think out loud. By “think” I mean “they don’t think” and by “out loud” I mean typing silently to hundreds of viewers on your FB. This is a story about how one woman’s followers crossed the line with their comments and the classy way she pushed them right back to the other side.

The Pedersens Are In Love

This happy couple proves you can have something real and lasting, even in today’s disposable society. Celebrities try to make their lives look perfect by displaying their love with fancy gifts and expensive means of impressing one another, but somehow they tend to end up single…fast. The average celebrity marriage lasts all of 15 minutes, and yet they manage to spend millions on each other in that short time.

The Pedersens had a short, whirlwind romance and married soon after meeting. With so little time for preparation, Rachel’s husband poured his savings into a small token of his love, a modest wedding band.

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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.

It Should Be The Thought That Counts

As you can see, Rachel has some pretty superficial followers on her page. People commented on the size of her ring far more than the passion between her and her husband clearly evident in her other photos. The size of the rock shouldn’t attract this much attention, especially to a happily married couple, but people are rude. What can you do? Well, Rachel told them off in the nicest way possible.

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“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.

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