Married young and growing up together

Words will never fully express how proud of you I am…

I remember sitting across from her 6+ years ago as she voiced to me that you, too, had dreams, as if I had discounted them early on. If I am being transparent, I had no clue that this would one day be your dream and our reality. I just remember feeling incredibly defensive, blinded by true love and a desire to do it all right.

My prayer even then wasn’t that we would find our way or have the best marriage but rather that God would guide us and use us. If I had known then what I know now…

I won’t deny that we were babies when we got married, but we have had an opportunity that many haven’t. It has been almost 6 years of marriage now and I don’t regret the choice we made. Though things have not always been easy, I must also pose the question, “What marriage is ‘easy’?” We have struggled but we have struggled together – in the hardest of times, God has remained constant, and we have continued to lean on Him knowing full well that we aren’t enough for each other.

No, I didn’t see this part of our journey unfolding six years ago, but knowing what I know now, and seeing the way you have matured, I can’t imagine it going any other way. You deserve to live your dream, and as your wife, I get the honor of standing by you, supporting you, and loving you every step of the way.

Thanks for choosing me, babe.


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