Wednesday, May 23, 2012

In Defense of Short Courtships

Husband and I are finally {!!!} together and driving across the country... Today was my first chance to get on the computer! I am going to introduce you to one of my absolute favorite bloggers.... Elisabeth. I seriously wish I lived closer to this girl. She is amazing... as is this post! I absolutely love every word she wrote... because it was true for me and Devin as well (we met and were married within 6 months).

In Defense Of Short Courtships

Hi - So I'm Elisabeth, and I blog over at La Vita e Bella

A little bit about me:

1. I love icecream, my husband, and the color blue.
2. I detest running long distances, lose-lose situations, and not being able to fall asleep at night. 
3. I could spend my whole life dancing, eating, and traveling and be perfectly happy.

Ben and I met on December 6, 2010
we were engaged May 6, 2011

and we were married August 6, 2011.
It all happened a bit fast. The speed of it would scare me a little, until I remembered what it felt like to be with him; when I’d known him a week it felt like six months. When we’d been dating a month it felt like two years, and by the time we were married, I couldn’t remember life without Ben at all.
Prior to Ben I was a firm believer in dating someone for a long time. I was okay with short engagements (because I figured once you knew, you knew, and you might as well get married), but I was determined to date someone for at least a year, and see them in every season.

Well you see, the problem was that Ben simply swept me off my feet. Our first date was decorating gingerbread houses, our second, a holiday concert in an art museum. The first few months were filled with ice-cream, rock climbing, late night conversations, lots of cuddling, wide-eyed phone calls home, perpetual smiles, and “I love you”s. 

I’m so glad I chose to get married at age 20.

Now, I’m not saying all you single people under the age of 22 go up and marry the first boy you meet, but if your knight in shining armor rides by on a white horse, don’t be too scared to let him sweep you off your feet.


Elizabeth Mei said...

I know Elisabeth in person and she is so darn cute. Glad I stopped by your blog :)

liz sugihara

Courtney B said...

Such a cute post! I don't regret getting married at 20 years old, either! And I'm saying that after 4 years of marriage :) We actually dated for 7 1/2 months (in other words... forever! According to everyone we knew, ha ha) but we were only engaged 2 1/2!

Jenny said...

My husband and I were engaged after about 3 months of dating and married 4 months after that! Still going strong after almost 7 years...yikes that is a long time! I am so glad I found your cute blog...I'm now following along :)
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