My boyfriend proposed to me November 11, 2011. I'm only 17... so this came as a shock. I know people say I'll change later on down the road and may not feel the same way about him, but I firmly believe in only one marriage and can feel that he is the one.
My mom knows we are engaged. At first she was horrified (not because she doesn't like him, but because of my age). She has told me she wouldn't want me to be with anyone but him. I quelled her unrest by telling her it wouldn't happen until I was out of college and financially independent. My parents are divorced and my dad left her with horrible credit and huge debts, so this independence has always been important to me. At first, waiting until after Chiropractic school was the true plan. However, after weighing out my options I realized that it would be more efficient for me to move to the city where both a state university and the chiro school are located, so that I do not have to struggle through a second move in between. My fiance doesn't want me to go up there alone, and I don't either. I am not a fan of long-distance. Plus I'd be gone for eight years... way too long. He decided to move with me so that he could work to support me while I'm in school. I am ever thankful for this, because money has always been an issue and I won't be able to work as much as I need to during college. It would be pointless to have two rents, as he would be helping with mine. Being Christian, however, I won't live with him without being married...
Needless to say, we moved the date up to next summer, probably July. My mom is going to be so upset when we tell her... Any advice on what to say?? This honestly was not the plan I had for myself, but it is what is most logical. My fiance's parents are completely supportive of the early wedding.
Any thoughts are appreciated!!