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This Woman Has a Beautiful Response to Those Calling Her Wedding Ring “Small”

posted: 04/12/16
by: Mara Betsch

On TLCme, we talk a lot about engagement rings, including everything from giant celebrity ring bling to the latest ring trends. However, even we sometimes forget that these rings are more than just beautiful pieces of jewelry -- they're symbols of a couple's love for each other. And though some may try, no one can put a price on your relationship.

That's why when we saw this beautifully written Facebook post by Rachel Pedersen, a successful self-proclaimed mompreneur from Minnesota, we knew we had to share it. She posted the following photo on Facebook, with a caption defending her "small" engagement ring. We're not sure who's rude enough to criticize someone's engagement ring, but we think her response is perfect.

Rachel Pedersen engagement ring

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.

Well said, Rachel!