8 Benefits of Marrying Young
Eight years ago today, we got married.
I was nineteen and knew a whole lot of nothing.
The one thing I did know, was that you were the one for me.
Everyone warned me not to rush into marriage.
I would ruin my life by marrying so young, they said.
They were so wrong.
Marrying you at a young age was one of the best things to happen to me.
To Celebrate our 8 Year Anniversary I came up with 8 Benefits to Getting Married Young.
(I don't believe marrying young is for everyone, but here are 8 reasons why it was right for me)
We Grew Up Together
I was 19 when we got married.
We were so young and had no idea the amount of growing up we had to do.
You learn SO much about who you are in your 20s, and I got to do this with my husband by my side.
We had each other for support through hard times, and were each others cheerleaders in the good times.
Meshing Our Lives Together Was Easy
Before we got married, we lived with our parents.
We weren't accustomed to living on our own.
It was easy and a very exciting to create our lives together from scratch.
We Learned Important Life Lessons Early On
Parenthood. Bills. Mortgage. Debt. Insurance.
Getting married young forces you to grow up fast.
While our friends were out partying and studying, we were buying our first home & becoming parents.
We learned all about the "hard real world" stuff before most people even ventured out into the "real" world.
We learned all about mortgage rates, down payments, building an emergency fund and boring stuff like the importance of Life Insurance and RRSPs all before we turned 25.
We Know What It's Like To Be Really Broke
Chances are, if you are getting married anytime before the age of 25, you are probably pretty broke.
When we got married, we didn't have a cent to our name.
We know what it's like to work together in hard times, and to work toward goals together.
We Had Drive
By the time I was 24, we had been married 5 years and were the proud parents of three children ages 4 & under.
(This sort of blows my mind reading this to myself)
Having three young children really gave us the push to take the risks we may have been too afraid to take had we not started our family so young.
Asking for that raise or promotion isn't as scary when you have mouths to feed.
We Will Still Be Young When Our Children Are Grown Up
By the time I'm 44, our three children will all be over the age of 20.
Many say we gave up our "freedom" in our 20's, but we have been on many fun adventures as a family and god willing, we will have a whole lot of new adventures as husband and wife in our 40s, 50s, 60s etc.
When you marry young, you learn to be really grateful.
You learn that nothing in life is handed to you and anything worthwhile takes a lot of hard work.
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