When we heard about wifey, Rachel Pedersen‘s epic take-down of all the haters who’ve been asking when she’s going to get her Wedding and Engagement rings ‘upgraded’, we just had to share.
So far, the post has been liked 160,000 times and shared more than 43,000 times!
“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.”