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Adam and I were married young O.o
I didn’t realllllly realize how young we were at the time lol but I was 19 and he was 21. We had been together for one year when we got engaged and then were married a year later.
and we were in love.
I’m sure that there were plenty of people who didn’t think that getting married young was a good idea… but I’m happy to report that we are going to be celebrating our 12 year anniversary in May!!!
I have no regrets for getting married young. I feel like we have been able to grow up together and that has strengthen our relationship too. As I think back to that day… May 28, 2004, I really believe that I learned something crucial.
Life isn’t Perfect.
So many of us go into marriage with unrealistic expectations.
We plan this “perfect” day to start the “perfect” life together… but then we wake up one day and realize that…
Life isn’t Perfect.
You can make plans… You can make lists…. but at the end of the day – we have to be okay with adapting to whatever is thrown our way.
On our wedding day… I remember waking up at 4 am (not on purpose!) and it was pouring!!!! In Louisiana humidity… with my frizzy curly hair… this was *perfect* (not).
It poured all. day. long.
I remember meeting my bridesmaids at our luncheon before the wedding and it was pouring.
I remember looking out the window while my hairstylist was fixing my hair and it. was. pouring.
At that moment… I had to decide to focus on who I was marrying… and the weather was not going to make that less important or special.
Even with the rain, Our wedding was beautiful. The church was decorated with gorgeous flowers. My dress was the dress of my dreams. The food was AMAZING!
But the best part was that it was Day One of our new adventure of husband and wife.
Life never stopped raining… and sometimes it poured.
We didn’t get the job we wanted.
We didn’t get a house we wanted.
Our car broke down in the street.
I had health issues.
Then the other car’s axle broke.
I lost a job.
Relatives passed away.
Life just happened.
but the sun shined.
We became part of a great church family.
We were blessed with two beautiful girls.
We were able to get great jobs.
We moved to a great neighborhood.
We bought a house we loved.
We started our own thriving business.
The Sun Shined through the clouds.
Is life perfect? No where close!
Could we focus on the rain or Could we choose to focus on the sun breaking through the clouds?
Everyday may not be Good, but there is Good in Every Day.
Your wedding day may not be perfect…
Your life may not have turned out how you expected…
but there is always a sun shining – even when we can’t see it.
It rained on our wedding day… and that taught me to choose to dance in the rain.
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