Taylor and Ethan

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Ethan asked me to marry him while we were decorating my Christmas tree in 2013. He had the ring in an ornament and he had it wrapped up and said he wanted to give me my gift early. I opened it up and next thing I know he was down on one knee saying “marry me?” And before I knew it, I was saying yes! We were young – so at first people thought we were crazy but everyone knew how strong our love was and how mature both of us were for our ages. I firmly believe that God calls us all into marriage at different ages. For some it’s at 18, for others it’s at 32, and some don’t get married until their 50′s! God has a special and unique plan for everyone. One of the most beautiful things about getting married young is that we are growing up together. Our faith in the Lord is growing, and we’re learning how to handle money together. By getting married young, we’re able to develop habits and patterns together, and it has been an incredible blessing from God. There have already been hard lessons learned along the way but those lessons were and will always be learned, hand in hand, side by side. Getting married doesn’t mean you have to stop having fun or stop being adventurous. Life doesn’t stop when you tie the knot, you just get to share the adventures with who you love and build a life together and make memories with each other. Life is short, and love is rare. Getting married young isn’t right for everyone, and a lot of people my age aren’t ready to be settled down. But I’m not everyone else. And I am truly blessed to have such an amazing husband. We’ve now been married for 2 years!

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