Woman's Asked Why She Wears 3rd Wedding Ring. Reveals Truth That Makes Strangers' Eyes Go Wide
FaithTap Staff 5/12/2017
When Laura Floyd was joyfully pregnant with her first child, she was faced with a difficult decision. She had been diagnosed with preeclampsia, which meant her cherished wedding ring, the symbol of love between her and her husband, needed to be forcefully cut and removed from her hand.
Laura wrote that she was heartbroken, not because of the damage to the ring, but because of what that wedding band meant to her and her marriage. But for her health, she consented.
"To me, it's more than a broken or cut ring. My husband and I were married when I was 19 and he was 21. We were young and in love and pretty much broke. Our first set of rings maybe cost $300 total for mine plus his. To me, this broken ring is a symbol of love and never ending faith."
Today, Laura continues to wear her broken wedding ring. People will question why she sports three rings, but she just can't bear to part with it, simply because it's considered broken by others.
"We have been through so much in the past almost 10 years, but I wouldn't trade him or my broken ring for anything. I will always wear my broken ring. It's my proof that even though something may be broken or not up to society's standards, it doesn't matter. What matters is the pure love and strength we both have for each other."
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Others who read Laura's story had similar tales to share. Jon Daniells noted that his wife Laura Olson Daniells also had to have her original wedding ring cut off during her pregnancy with their second child, 31 years ago.
"Long ago, I bought her a new ring, but she still wears both."
Brandy Winchester Thomas shared she remembered crying when her rings were cut off during her first pregnancy, also due to preeclampsia. Her husband insisted she not rewear the cut ring, but Brandy just couldn't bear to part with it.
"I continued to wear those rings for a while, but they cut my finger up pretty badly ... He ended up getting me a new set for Christimas that year, but I still, 13 years later, carry my cut ring in my wallet at all times."
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Milissa Vowell also wears three, her original gold wedding band from their ceremony and then a newer set. They all three remain on her finger today, she wrote.
"I love them (all), but the original holds a special place in my heart and on my finger."
Once people hear Laura's story, they smile at the dedication to her marriage that they hear in her voice. Then they understand why she wears three rings and are touched by her gesture and devotion. What a sweet story!
Sources: Facebook/Love What Matters