Today, I am going to get a bit deep and personal. I do this because I know other people are going through the same things I am, and I hope my experiences and stories, can encourage others.
I was 20 and Magnum was 21 when we got married. We got married this past December, and got engaged last June. People who know and love us knew we were ready, and were so happy for us. This was while we heard others say that I was pregnant, that we were too young, and that our marriage would not last because we were rushing things. I had people who, unfortunately, were close to me at the time, tell me that I was losing sight of things I was passionate about getting married so young, and I would not experience the “college life”. These people were so wrong.
Magnum graduated college in two and a half years, and I am graduating at the end of this month, in three years. Were we rushing through college and not experiencing the “college lifestyle”? Wait, what even is the “college lifestyle”? Partying? Dating around? Hey, if that’s what you feel like you need to do- then right on. But that was not a concern of ours. We party (eat popcorn at 12am and watch Gordon Ramsey shows with our dogs) and we get to date each other forever. Nothing sounds better than that.
We knew what we wanted for the rest of our lives- each other. We were graduating early, and we wanted to start our lives together now- so why did we need to wait? Is there a certain age society says is “acceptable” to get married that we did not get the memo about? Haha.
I knew when I met Magnum that he was going to be the man I would marry. Now, it took him a little longer to realize it, but that’s a different story. 😉 It was scary, it was exciting, it was rough, and it was incredible. Finding the man God intended for me when I was just a freshman in college? It was hard to believe, but the more we prayed about it, the more the Lord confirmed it to us.
God does not look at our age, he looks at our hearts.
Getting married young was nothing to us. What people said about us getting married young meant nothing to us. This is because we knew God had has hand on our relationship, and when we continued to live by His will, He continued to bless us. Of course there were hardships, but it always made us stronger.
We’ve been married almost four months, and it truly gets better everyday.
Here are 3 perks of getting married young:
You get to GROW together
How exciting is this? We get to grow together, and grow each other. In every aspect, we are growing together daily and it makes us stronger. Spiritually, and emotionally we are pushing each other and challenging each other DAILY and it’s so stinking awesome!
We’re learning all the hard lessons now
From things like “You fold the towels wrong” (and yes this was a real thing.. is there seriously a “right” way to fold towels?), to things like, “That hurt my feelings”. We’re learning daily, and maybe we’ll have this marriage thing figured out in 50 or so years. 😉
We’re figuring out life TOGETHER
We’re going through big stages of life together like graduating college, starting new jobs, and are young dog parents. I love going through all of this with Magnum, because I have my person there to encourage me through it all, and support me, and that is such an amazing feeling.
If you are currently going through something similar, pray for God’s direction in your life- and He will give you peace about it.
I hope y’all enjoyed this post! Let me know your thoughts!