The other day in class I was asked by a girl I barely know if I regretted getting married so young. Well my first thought was to tell her to mind her own business. But then I started to think. Did I regret getting married at 19?
Today is my five year anniversary with my one and only husband. I'm 24 years old, so yes, that puts me at becoming a wife at the ripe age of 19.
And while some people may look upon this as "regretful", I do not.
The way I look at it, I'm blessed to marry so young.
I get to live with my best friend longer than most people.
I appreciate everything we have, because we started with nothing.
I get to grow up with him AND grow old with him.
We get to be kids WITH our kids. We can laugh about silly stuff, dance around the house in a Hulk mask, and watch Disney movies without thinking twice about it.
I don't have to worry about impressing "some guy" anymore because I've found the one who loves me best in sweat pants and a baggy t-shirt.
Even though we started from the bottom, we are gradually making our way to the top with support from each other and hard work.
Since we got married young, we were able to grow from each other. We didn't have much time to ourselves so we never became selfish people. That made it easier to live with each other.
Although we did have a child together before marriage, being young makes a world of a difference when it comes to keeping up with kids. But that's a whole other blog post ;)
My husband is my best friend. I couldn't ask for better. He knows me better than I know myself. He always stands by my side and always has my back. We put each other first.
We've worked hard to become the people we are today, and I'm so blessed to spend the rest of my life with my husband and the father of my children.