|A special ring|
Olympic speed skater Jason Hedstrand holds a gold ring given to him by his grandfather as a reminder of godly living.
SALT LAKE CITY (BP)--For Olympian speed skater Jason Hedstrand, the slim gold band he wears on his right hand means more than his newly ordered Olympic ring.
The Olympic ring will be a reminder of the skater's grueling training and the excitement of competing in the 2002 Salt Lake City Games.
But the other ring -- a gold wedding band given to him by his grandfather -- is a constant reminder to Hedstrand of his love for God, the support of his family, and of his commitment to remain pure until marriage.
"I wear this one with more pride," said 26-year-old Hedstrand, rubbing the mellowed gold. "It is an outward reminder of my inward commitment." Read More