Many people my age right now have an endless amount of energy and free time on their hands. Many people my age probably look at me like I’m some sort of crazy.
Things change when you get married young, and even more so when you have children young. You don’t live at a dorm in college and you don’t stay out all night at the bars. You have new worries and you have new priorities– providing for your children and family.
I received a lot of smart remarks when I got married at 19. Some people assume when you marry young you marry for certain things, or that you were just too crazy in love to see the reality of things. But to be honest even though I was only 19 years young I felt like I was 25 with what I knew I wanted in life. It wasn’t questionable, it was certain. Maybe it baffled people because you don’t see that often. But here we are 4 years and going strong.
When I had my son I was very fearful that this tiny human now depended it’s life on me. I never imagined myself having kids this young. As a 23 year old I haven’t experienced much in life yet but I did experience the best thing to ever happen in my life..having children. Because of that I get to love my babies a little bit longer.
After having a baby your friends might not connect with you like how they once did. And yes, at times it will be difficult and sometimes in those rough moments you’ll miss those carefree days… but then you look at your baby’s sweet face and remember that they are the best thing to ever happen to you.
If you would have told me at age 17 I would be married 4 years, have a 1 year old son and pregnant with my second child at age 23 I probably would have laughed in disbelief. I’m glad God guided me through this life the way he did. I’m blessed to be a young wife and mother. It changed me for the better, it made me stronger. Motherhood made me realize whats important in life. It has motivated me to do more good in my life, and I wouldn’t change a thing.
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