13 days after Poul Pedersen met Rachel, the couple got hitched. Then Rachel began sporting a ring, and that ring became the target of criticism from Rachel's friends and family for being too "small." At the time, Rachel was a single mother to a toddler and her hubby was a window washer, so a ring rivaling Blac Chyna's wasn't in the cards for them.
The happy couple, regardless of ring size.
Instead of a massive ring that weighed down Rachel's hand, Poul surprised his new wife with a more modest (comparatively) ring and true love. D'aw.
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.
Aside from "oohing" over Rachel's sweet sentiments and sharing their own stories, Facebook commenters are also letting Rachel—who had a child with Poul a year ago—know that her ring is not as tiny she may believe.
It's bigger than my wedding ring, but I love my ring just like the man who placed in on my finger!
Geez that ring is bigger than I was expecting. Wish people would just stop all judgements entirely. Diamonds don't make the marriage.
I don't think it's small, not by any means. I personally don't like the big clunky ones. It's beautiful
The verdict is in: Rachel's ring does not need an upgrade, and she and her husband are cute. So you can't be mad at her.
Also, she looks like Blake Lively.