To some getting married at such a young age is something that only an irresponsible and immature kid would do. It makes sense to a certain extent as to why they would think that. You have to make a huge decision that if you haven’t done right, can lead to so many consequences. However, I believe that when you know, you know.
I was 18 and my husband was 22 when we decided we would get married. We started dating at a very young age which I might write about in a later post. Being together just felt so right. This was the person I wanted to plan vacations with and spend every single day with. This was the person that I wanted to create a family with. I knew that when I saw his love for kids and all the other ‘husband’ characteristics that he had. This was the man of my dreams.
I am so grateful for having made this decision at such a young age. As you read through my posts you will probably notice that I say the word “grateful a lot. That’s because I’ve learned to appreciate everything and when I think about my marriage, my life with my husband, I think of how lucky I am and how good I’ve got it. And for that I am grateful.
My husband (Jimmy) and I have built something so strong. Not just a loving and caring relationship but also a deep bond and friendship. We grew up together in a way and in a way it seems as if we both have made each other a better person. There is something so beautiful in knowing that no matter what, you’ve always had someone by your side. Someone to pick you up when you’re feeling down.
I’m not saying that there are no downsides. Young marriage definitely has it’s downsides especially when it is created by two people that are not prepared for such a commitment. It ends up in a fail not because they were young but because they weren’t 100% sure of what they wanted. When you get married young you need to understand that you’re doing this because you cannot imagine your life without that other special person. I truly believe that when you know, you know and nothing or no one can change that.