This Woman’s Facebook Post About Her $130 Wedding Ring Is Truly Inspiring and Admirable
Few months ago, a Tennessee woman shared a photo of her wedding ring through a Facebook post that went viral. That photo is accompanied by a heartfelt story on how she ended up wearing that kind of ring and why she’s very proud of it.
Ariel Desiree McRae of Tennessee shared a bit of back story of how and why she and her husband opted to buy that $130 ring set.
“My husband doesn’t have a lot, neither of us does,” McRae said. “We scrape and scrape to pay bills and put food in our bellies.”
McRae mentioned in her post that ahead of her wedding, she didn’t really care about the design and the cost of the wedding ring. All she wanted at that moment was marry her best friend and live happily together. However, for her husband Quinn, buying her a nice wedding ring is a must since it will symbolize their undying love for each other. So as soon as they saved enough money, they immediately decided to purchase two matching sterling silver rings.
As they were purchasing the rings, McRae said that a woman at the jewelry store made a very rude comment that captured her full attention.
McRae claimed that the woman said: Y’all, can you believe that some men get these as engagement rings? How pathetic! ”
Although her husband didn’t react at all after hearing those words, she knows that deep inside, it affected him a lot. But instead of confronting the woman in a negative way, McRae just smiled and continued with their purchase. And after paying for their ring, she told the rude woman that it isn’t the ring that matters, it is the love that goes into buying one that is.
And after few weeks, they tied the knot in a court house.
McRae further explained through her Facebook post that she will still marry his man even if it has been a 25-cent gum ball machine ring. She also expressed his disappointment about how the people judge a man’s love to her woman through the engagement/wedding ring.
“When did our nation fall so far to think the only way a man can truly love a woman is if he buys her $3,000+ jewelry and makes a public decree of his affection with said flashy ring? Sure they are nice, sure the sentiment is wonderful and I’m not trying to cut down any of your experiences, but when did it come to all that? Why do material possessions equate love?”
McRae then proved to the world that true love can’t be measured and shouldn’t be measured by the price of the wedding ring.
“Here I am,” McRae said. “Court-House married, $130 ring set, the love of my life by my side and happier than I could ever imagine.”
Her Facebook post has been shared for over 60,000 thousand times with around 92,000 likes.