my mom gave me this necklace this morning as an early birthday gift. it’s made from the diamonds of her wedding band. she said although her marriage to my dad didn’t work out, they both agreed I was the best thing to come from it, which is why she wanted me to have it. 💗 pic.twitter.com/6Rz6yCUw2M— Devin Petit (@devin_petit) February 12, 2018
Family heirlooms are truly priceless, but if the family has fractured because of divorce, passing down engagement rings and wedding bands can be fraught with pain, awkwardness, and anger. But one daughter is sharing how it can also be a beautiful sentiment.
Devin Petit tweeted a photo of her new necklace, which served as a reminder that good things can come from broken relationships. "My mom gave me this necklace this morning as an early birthday gift," she wrote. "It's made from the diamonds of her wedding band. She said although her marriage to my dad didn't work out, they both agreed I was the best thing to come from it, which is why she wanted me to have it."
The post quickly went viral, with other children of divorce sharing how it touched them and why it's a tradition other divorced parents should strongly consider.
I’m in tears. Coming from divorced parents, this is the best thing I’ve ever seen. Turning something horrible into something so beautiful. https://t.co/NffnphzNf1— Kayla Bayla (@kaayyramirez) February 13, 2018
Thankful my mom did the same for me to remind me that no matter what, both of my parents will always love me more than I could imagine ❤ https://t.co/dWgobwYVyG— Madison Green (@madisongreen26) February 14, 2018
THIS. This is how a divorce should happen. This is how the child should be treated in the situation- full of love and support from both sides. https://t.co/CFAydnXePw— Reags (@reagannnleee) February 13, 2018
Exactly how parents should behave after a divorce. I wear my mum and dads engagement ring every day, it’s my most prized possession and reminds me of my happy childhood. ❣️ https://t.co/iXTRwpk48n— Kelly Given 🇵🇸 (@kellylgiven) February 13, 2018
My mum didn't give me a necklace, but after her divorce she kept us fed, clothed, and we had a roof over our head. Couldn't ask for anything more, but this is just so damn sweet.
— bisceglios (@BiscegliaAndrew) February 13, 2018
Wish more parents would put their kids first like this instead of their ego https://t.co/nGys5BIPjH
— Caitlin Ann Moore (@caitlinann007) February 13, 2018