Marriage is not just the union of two hearts but of two families as well. While there are many cases of marriages causing more rifts within the couple’s respective families, there are also plenty of instances that the new union brings added joy, instead.
A perfect example can be seen in this wonderful story of Todd and Ansley Gower from Lawrenceville, Georgia in the US. Although the two had been friends since third grade, it took them many years to realize they were meant for each other.
In between those years, Ansley had fallen in love with another guy and had a daughter, Averie, with him.
When Todd and Ansley finally fell in love, Averie is already in the picture. On their wedding day, Todd did something that touched the hearts of many people, including his lovely bride…
After making his vows with bride Ansley, Todd went down on his knees to say his vows to Averie! And just as Todd had given Averie’s mother a wedding ring, he also gave this lovely girl a beautiful ring decked with three birth stones, each representing the three of them as a symbol of their bond as a new family!
Bursting with love for her husband and proud of what he did, Ansley shared the story with photos from Ardent Story Photography. It was picked up by Facebook page “Love What Matters” where it quickly went viral.
What an awesome new family!
Birthstones are gems that are used to represent the month of birth. This means that there is one unique birthstone associated for each month of the year. Of course, when buying jewelry, people could use these assigned gemstones or simple pick the one they like since the rule is not absolute.
Here are the birthstones by month:
- January – Garnet
- February – Amethyst
- March – Aquamarine
- April – Diamond
- May – Emerald
- June – Pearl
- July – Ruby
- August – Peridot
- September – Sapphire
- October – Opal
- November – Topaz
- December – Turquoise