Friday, December 2, 2011
Crazy Stupid Love That Lasts a Lifetime
In the movie, Steve Carell plays a man (Cal) who met his soul mate when he was 15. Okay, I realize this is Hollywood so it doesn't have to be believable. But you know what? It happens.
Teenagers fall in love. Like real, forever, honest-to-goodness, crazy, stupid love.
Sometimes they even get married. And stay married.
It happened to me.
My husband and I got together during our first year of college. We met in late August, were engaged by February and married the following December. We would have been married sooner, but our folks freaked out because we were so young. When we got engaged, I was 19 and he was 18.
This year marks our 19th wedding anniversary.
Okay, yes, I realize you can do the math and figure out how old I am. I know, you're shocked! Eh, you'll get over it. *grin*
Turns out we're not the only ones in this Crazy Stupid Love Club. I was tweeting with some fabulous ladies the other night and they, too, were blushing brides who've stuck it out for the long haul because of crazy, stupid love!
@NewUTMommy: married at 20, going on 15 years together now
@deviantzangel: engaged at 20, married at 22, still together
@readingangel002: married at 17, going strong
@Loretta_Lynn86: engaged at 16, married at 18, still in love
@violethourBR: married at 19, 7.5 years together now
@jderucki: engaged at 20, married at 21, celebrating 16 years together
@baakrjacks: married at 20, been together for 25 years!
Young adult romance is not always about crushes. Sometimes it's the real thing. And that's a beautiful thing. <333