My husband and I got married when we were 22 years old on May 29th 2009. We met on October 13th 2007 and knew each other for less than a week before we started dating.
Less than a month after dating is when the “I love you” happened. We got engaged on our 1 year anniversary, and married 7 months later.
We were so young and in love and sure of our selves. Our 22 year old selves did not have a clue about life.
It is now 6 years later and I wish I could say it has been easy but it hasn’t. Not easy but so worth it. Over the past 6 years we’ve grown up a lot together and have experienced so much life together.
We went from switching off weekends in my dorm or in his barracks, to our first little 1 bedroom apartment. That 1 bedroom apartment across the street from my college is where our married life together began. We were young kids trying to start our life together and figure out what it meant to be adults.
We had minimal furniture, minimal food, and minimal money but we were in love. We were living off of my financial aid money from school and his E4 sailor paycheck and we thought life was great. Eating hamburger helper and top ramen for dinner most nights, partying way too much and drinking alcohol that only comes in a plastic bottle (yuck!). Ditching class just to be able to hangout with my husband for a few hours longer. We were young and in love and married.
Things have changed in the last 6 years and we have grown together. We’ve gone from those 2 careless kids, to responsible (at least trying to act responsible) adults with kids of our own. We’ve gone from our tiny 1 bedroom apartment to our 4 bedroom house.
Our life 6 years ago from our life now is not any better or any worse. Weather we are in that 1 bedroom apartment just the 2 of us or in our now home with our 2 beautiful girls our love has always been the same.
We got married at only 22 years old. We may not have had a lot of other things but we were in love. It has been amazing to “grow up” with this man that I call my husband. We went through a deployment together, I graduated college, we moved cities, we had a baby, I started working, he got out of the military, we had another baby, he started a new job and started his own business.
Experiencing life and growing up with my husband has been difficult at times but so worth it. I love sharing all of our important milestones together and learning about life with him. Yeah we got married young but I wouldn’t have it any other way. We were in love, and still are 6 years later.