*These are my thoughts on marriage, I understand that you and I may have different views so I do not mean to offend you in any way!*
I've had this dream for a while, to grow this little baby blog into something big. I want to touch the lives of a few, and get my message "out there." Let me explain....
When I got engaged to my wonderful husband, I got a lot of surprised looks from people. People who felt I was making a mistake. Certain people felt that I was throwing my life away, that there was still so much I could do for myself, so why would I end my opportunities now with marriage???
I pushed the negativity aside, knowing with everything in me that marrying Jimmy was what I truly wanted. Lucky for me, I had an amazing family and close friends who supported my life changing decision.
After I got married I met a lot of people in various situations and was deeply surprised with a large amount of negativity towards me because of my choice to get married young. People I'm surrounded with everyday still ask me why I got married! At first, I didn't know how to react. I thought that everybody would be able to know and feel the way I do. That they would all be able to see how perfect Jimmy and I are for each other, that everything would be clear. And that every person who saw the ring on my left hand would jump up and down and burst with happiness for me, because I am married to my best friend!
What an eye opener I had coming for me. I was so confused. How could spending forever with your best friend be a mistake? How could people feel this way? While I still have my amazing family and friends who are genuinely happy and support me to this day, there are others out there who still feel I have thrown my life away. That I am just setting myself up for a life of heartache and misery.
This my friends, makes me sad. It makes me sad because they will never experience the joy I get to feel everyday when my husband walks through that door after a long day of school and work, with hours of homework ahead of him for the night, and yet he manages to drop his books and smother me in kisses and I love you's, asking me how I'm doing and thanking me for prepared meal on the table. They will never experience what kind of support you get from a spouse, or that he will know what is upsetting you long before you spill it out yourself. They will never know that after you have fallen asleep, he will lock his hands with yours, because even he likes the comfort.
To my peers- Marriage is GOOD. Family is GOOD. The best thing I could have done for myself was to marry my best friend, my biggest supporter, my happiness. I am beyond blessed. No amount of thank you's cover my gratitude for this opportunity I've been given. I plan on raising a family with my husband by my side, because in his words, "We make a great team."
So this is the message I hope to one day deliver through my blog. That even when so much of the world looks down on marriage and family, We see it as a blessing! Marriage my friends, is good! And if you work hard to care for each other, you will experience a lifetime of joy with your best friend by your side.
"It is so rewarding to be married. Marriage is wonderful. In time you begin to think alike and have the same ideas and impressions. You have times when you are extremely happy, times of testing, and times of trial, but the Lord guides you through all of those growth experiences together."
- Elder Richard G. Scott, The Eternal Blessings of Marriage
*This post was featured on The Young, Married Life. Check 'em out! :)