Devin Petit’s mom turned her wedding ring into a beautiful gift for her daughter
Being a child of divorce often comes with a fair amount of emotional turmoil. Some parents have mastered the whole civil, co-parenting for a lifetime thing, and others…well, never do. So when Devin Petit shared the birthday gift her mom — who is divorced from her dad — gave her on Twitter, it majorly tapped into many people’s feelings.
Her mom took the stones from her wedding ring and turned it into a beautiful necklace for her daughter, who obviously loves both of her parents very much. Now she has a part of both of them in a meaningful gift she’ll no doubt cherish for a lifetime.
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
“My mom gave me this necklace this morning as an early birthday gift,” she writes. “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.”
WHEW. Can you guys just hang on a sec? Because my parents’ divorce absolutely didn’t go down like that and even at 32 years old, this taps into that Child of Divorce faucet I shut off a long time ago.
It seems like many people can relate, as Devin’s tweet quickly went viral. The beautiful gesture touched the Twitterverse, that’s for sure.
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 (@kellygivenX) February 13, 2018
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
HOO KAYLA, I feel you girl. I don’t even remember how it happened, but I have my parents’ 10 year anniversary band in my possession. Even if it’s not at all wanted by either party, it will sit in my jewelry box for me to wistfully look at occasionally for the rest of my life.
my mum did this with her engagement ring, which I now wear as earrings almost every day https://t.co/YMk6Kw24L6
— molly (@mollyatkinss) February 15, 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
It’s so heartwarming to see that other divorced parents have done something similar — a beautiful, bittersweet reminder for their children that shows there was love there.
My parents gave me the rings and I picked this design.. only necklace I've worn since I was in 8th grade.. So happy this is something other parents do 💙💙💙 pic.twitter.com/5FOCxF9JUw— -A (@notman23) February 14, 2018
On the other side of the coin, this was not exactly the case for others.
My mom took hers to the pawn shop the second he was out the house— BAILEY ELIZABETH (@bailssssssss) February 13, 2018
my mum pawned hers and bought 2 chanel bags https://t.co/S8zKKgHXuV
— ambs (@ambsjanex) February 13, 2018
LOL. Well hey, it’s Chanel. Can’t blame a woman for that.
Devin tells Scary Mommy she was able to grow up close with both of her parents despite the divorce. “My parents always maintained an amicable relationship and were really conscious of me and how I felt and always put me first.”