Ariel McRae went to a jewelry store with her then-fiance, Quinn, to buy rings. They didn’t have much money to spend, and Quinn, who wanted to buy his fiancee a ring, was concerned that she wouldn’t want him because he couldn’t afford something expensive, WAGA-TV reported.
When they went to purchase the rings, McRae said the woman at the jewelry store uttered a remark that left her future husband crestfallen:
“She said, ‘Y’all, can you believe that some men get these as engagement rings? How pathetic.”
McRae said she responded: “It isn’t the ring that matters, it is the love that goes into buying one that is.” The two bought the rings, left the store and eloped in a courthouse.
“I would have gotten married to this man if it had been a 25-cent gum ball machine 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 wrote on Facebook.
McRae posted the picture of her wedding set and wrote: “That’s what sits on my ring finger, and I am so in love with them.”
You can read McRae’s moving full post on Facebook below:
“Here I am,” she said. “Court-House married, $130 ring set, the love of my life by my side and happier than I could ever imagine.”
As of early Friday afternoon, the beautiful post had 29,000 likes and has been shared 45,000 times, clearly inspiring and uplifting those who read it.
Good for her and God bless the couple for a lifetime of health and happiness. It looks like they’re already off to a great start.
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