So I heard one too many "too young" comments over the weekend and almost posted this as a facebook status:
I know people really can't help themselves and it truly has no lasting
effects, but I hate when someone who tells me I'm too young to get
married. I totally get it. People hear the news, ask my age and then
think of some 19 year old they know that's not ready for marriage and
instantly feel the need to warn me. Yes, many 19 year olds aren't ready
for marriage, hell many of them aren't even thinking about it, but
that's not me. Everyone's 19 is different. I know 19 year olds that are
married with children, I know 19 year olds that drink 24/7, have no
jobs and live with their parents, I know 19 year olds about to graduate
high school. We all have different walks of life. The point is that
whether or not my 19 lines up with your expectation, this IS my 19, this
is MY life. In 12 days, with the support of our families, I will marry
my best friend and the love of my life. Nothing you say is going to
change that, so next time you feel the overwhelming urge to "warn" me,
do me a favor and bite your tongue.
For obvious reasons I eventually decided not to post this on facebook
, but I wanted to share anyway because I'm sure some of you have heard this. Normally I let the comments roll of my back, laugh and say something similar too, "Yeah..."
How do you respond?