should get married.”
“Are you asking me?” I said, somewhat perplexed.
“Nothing, just...not exactly how I thought proposals went.”
I should have cut him some slack, he was only nineteen to my seventeen at the time. Eventually--yes, I said eventually--I said yes and we got married right before my nineteenth birthday. We went to the courthouse with only my sister and her boyfriend in attendance as witnesses. A lot of people didn’t think that we should get married because we were so young. Those same people said it would never last.
First, it will be our ten year wedding anniversary in November.
Second, they were right. We were too young, and half our problems through the years have been because we’ve changed so much in that ten years. So, lesson learned, one I can hopefully pass on to my daughters. If they, however, want to get married at eighteen, what ground do I have to stand on? (My husband hates it when I say that, but it’s true
As a young girl, I didn’t get the big, romantic proposal I dreamt up and believe it or not, that bothered me for some years. However, my husband and I have been married than plenty of friends who received big, flowery declarations of love. Everyone has their story and this is only part of ours. It’s been such a blessing to share this journey with the love of my life.