Marriage is a blessing.
If you think about it, the odds of meeting a life-long partner is very slim. It’s still amazing to me how people meet, fall in love with complete strangers, and grow old together.
Instead of being amazed about the beautiful journey, however, some people seem to pay attention other material things. They focus on how big the wedding is, what kind of home the newlyweds would be living in, and more.
Rachel Pedersen from Minnesota had been putting up with these people for a while.
But, find out how she dealt with them when she couldn’t take it anymore.
When Rachel met her husband Poul for the first time, she was a single mom raising a 5-year-old daughter, Dakota.
They instantly fell in love, and knew that they were soulmates. And when he proposed, it felt as though everything she had ever wanted came true.
Now, Rachel and Poul are raising their two beloved daughters: Dakota, and a 1-year-old Delilah.
However, instead of congratulating her on her marriage, many people were more concerned about the ring.
In fact, Rachel says that someone actually made this unbelievably rude comment: “You could wear a bigger ring for important events, so people don’t think you’re not successful.”
Shocked, Rachel she decided to write on Facebook to remind others about the real meaning of marriage.
Below is an excerpt of what she had to say:
“Yes, I know that my wedding ring is small. Friends and family often ask me when I’m going to have it ‘upgraded.’
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 one at Perkin’s diner.
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.”
What an incredible message – addressing the mistake of not seeing what’s really important, and what really should be considered as a happy, successful marriage.