Why I’m Excited to be a Young Wife

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Hi!! I have been thinking about writing a post like this for a while, and today’s the day! Prepare yourself for some lovey-dovey-ness. You’ve been warned!

In a world where waiting to get married until you’re 30 is quickly becoming the “cool” or respectable thing to do, I’m definitely not a “cool kid.” While I totally get that a lot of people don’t find their person until later in life, I also know there are a lot of people who wouldn’t even consider marriage until later in life. Which is totally fine!!! I don’t want to come off as bashing people who wait to get married when they’re a little older. Trust me, I’ve read a lot of blog posts about finding yourself, becoming financially well-off, etc. being extremely important before tying the knot. I get it! Being a major planner, I completely understand all of this. So, why would I ever want to get married when I’m 22??

  • I am so excited to have a partner in life to grow up with. And I can’t think of anyone I’d rather do life with than with Jake! We will get to experience every part of life together and I can’t wait!
  • We have a plan. I think this is an important part to mention, because it is the main reason I don’t worry much about getting married young. Jake and I have discussed (a LOT) about how we’ll make it work. (Financially, work-wise, school-wise, babies???, etc.) We share the same values, have like-minded goals, and talk openly about the future. And I’m totally not naive to think that everything goes exactly as planned, but knowing we have talked about like, EVERYTHING helps me feel more at ease.
  • It feels right. This one isn’t so easy to explain…I just know I want to marry Jake and I am ready. I can’t wait to live together, get to know him even better (I still learn new things about Jake after knowing him for 7ish years!), and just to become a family. Have I always felt like so ready?? Definitely not! Trust me when I say that a lot of thought and consideration has been put into our future.
  • There’s no perfect time for anything. Waiting until the “perfect” time in life seems silly to me, as I would totally over-analyze everything and there would never be a “perfect” time to get married. (Keep in mind, I think we have chosen a good time, not just a random, blind, “hopefully good” time.)
  • We want to be young-ish parents. This is pretty much self-explanatory. Being a mom has always been a dream of mine, and Jake and I both want to have kids while we are pretty young. Getting married sooner rather than later will allow us to do this.
  • I found the right person already. I feel like that is such a blessing and I am beyond grateful that I know who I want to be with forever. (*insert heart-eyes emoji*) YAY for love!
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The most recent pic of us…girl needs a haircut.

I hope this post didn’t rub anyone the wrong way. I just feel like (and hear from peers) that settling down/getting married earlier in life is frowned upon, and sometimes even made-fun-of. I think that everyone just needs to make the best decision for themselves, and do what makes them feel happy and secure. Had I not met my future husband in 8th grade, I might (probably) be in a totally different situation. If you are in a place where you desire a relationship, love being single, or are somewhere in between, I truly believe God will place that person in your life at the right time. Patience truly is a virtue! But you never know what the next season of your life might hold. I thought that sharing my perspective might be helpful/interesting! And wow, I don’t think I have ever written something so mushy/open/emotional. Phew!!! So be easy on me!

What are your thoughts on this subject? Do you think I’m crazy? All (kind) opinions are welcome. 😉

Spreading love and kindness is always a good idea.

 

Caitlin

 

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