As some of you may know, I am not married. I am in my late twenties. I am in a serious committed relationship that I have been in for some time. I have just in the past few months figured out that he is “the One” and for the first time in my life I have started thinking about getting married. It has taken me a long time to get to this point.
My youngest sister, Ali, called me the other night with exciting news, she’s engaged!! While I was very happy for her, I have to admit I had my concerns. Ali is twenty one years old, she graduated top of her class from a top school in the country and has the world at her finger tips. She has been dating her fiancé since she was thirteen years old. They dated all through high school, he moved to the same town she went to college in, and now they live together in California. So they’re clearly all about each other, but I just worry about how young they are.
I think about myself when I was twenty one and I certainly was not ready to make that type of commitment. I think back to the guy I was dating when I was twenty one, and thank goodness I got rid of that loser!
I was telling Christine about the situation and I made the comment, “They are just SO YOUNG!” She reminded me that she and her husband were married when they were twenty two years old and they will be celebrating their fourteen year anniversary this year. So they knew it was right at that age. I guess it’s different for everyone, for some people, you just know and for others it takes that time of getting to know yourself and figuring out what you want in life. Would love to know y’all’s thoughts! And don’t worry, more to come on my sister’s upcoming nuptials!