Getting married young, being a young mother, it isn’t as easy as it looks. You can’t live on love and fresh air alone. I was lucky enough to have my man snap out of it and step up to the game. Many others I know aren’t so fortunate. I’m glad I didn’t give up on my husband when times were bad. But I don’t know what would become of me if he didn’t change for the better either. It all seems like a fairytale right now, our lives, the happy family we have. But nothing good ever comes easy.
I hope young girls out there would realise that it isn’t easy to sustain a marriage and raise a kid. Our life isn’t a fairytale and it’s nothing to be envious about. I started out thinking marriage would be like a fairytale but the old folks are right, marriage is tough work but you don’t give up on things you love. It’s always better to be stable and prepared before starting a family, although of course it doesn’t guarantee a successful marriage but it’s always easier that way.
Shah & I still have a long way to go, we’ve a lifetime of challenges to face together but I know that we will overcome those obstacles no matter what because of what we’ve been through that’s strengthened us and helped us grow as a couple. I know I’ll never find someone else who’d go through that much with me and love me like he does despite my shortcomings.
Marriage is a marathon not a sprint. It takes two to make a marriage work and although it can be daunting at times, it’s definitely worth the lifetime with the one you love.