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Engagement ring size sparks powerful Facebook post

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(WSPA) - A Facebook post about engagement rings, and the size of the rock, has gone viral.

A Minnesota woman posted this photo of her ring after her friend asked her when she was going to have it upgraded.

The friend said the small ring didn't reflect the success the couple had achieved since getting married.

The woman took to Facebook to say she wouldn't ever change her ring because it reminds of her to their humble beginning.

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Rachel Pedersen wrote on Facebook:

"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.

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