I remember when my husband and I were dating. We were 18 years old and a lot of married couples that we knew told us that we should wait to get married..
I always thought this was so strange. If you love someone and plan on marrying them then what is the point of waiting? After dating for about a year we decided we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. We wanted to have kids and get married. So a few months after that we had our wedding!
When we got married we had already been living with each other for a year. Funny story, we were actually roomates and it really didn't take us long to fall in love. I think what made our relationship so strong was that we were already living with eachother so we knew eachother more than we would have if we had just gone on dates and taken it much slower. Sometimes life works in mysteriously wonderful ways.
So we got married in June of 2013 and had our first daughter in 2014. We both wanted children and were so excited but also a little terrified. Up until our wedding we had been renting but once we had our first child on the way we knew we needed to buy a home. So we ended up living with my parents so we could save up to buy. Though I don't think living with your parents once you're married is ever easy I would definitely say I'm glad we did it because once Sophia was born I had my mom and dad there to help us when we needed it.
About 8 months later and we managed to buy our very first home! Kodi was working at a factory and I was still a stay at home mom. Being married and starting a family so young wasn't a walk in the park. I mean when we first got married we had absolutely no clue what we really wanted out of life. All we knew was that we loved eachother and we wanted a family. Over the years we added another beautiful daughter to our lives.
We had so many new adventures including numerous business ventures, multiples job changes, many cars (and finally bought a beautiful, reliable car, yay!), becoming foster parents, and many more little things that we never really saw coming. Each thing that happened, good or bad brought us closer together as a family. I'd say the biggest thing we had to go through was the death of my father. It was hard on all of us. Genna was just a baby so she doesn't remember him but Sophia was a toddler and to this day still talks about her Papa and asks if he's in heaven to which I always reply yes of course!
We have now been married for 5 years. We are both 25 now and neither of us have regrets of being married so young. Don't get me wrong we do not have the perfect marriage. I don't think anyone does. We argue, we annoy each other and we have our fair share of little marital fights but whether you are young or old no ones marriage is perfect, all of the time.
Looking back at our little family living in my parents basement we never would have thought that in 5 years we would be living in our very own home, driving an amazing car, both owning successful small businesses, and having two beautiful little girls and our little mini farm. If we would have waited to get married would we still have all the blessings we have now?
I feel like everything in life happens for a reason and one of the best decisions we ever made in our lives was the decision to get married...young.