Regrettable Decisions and My Wedding #SwitchersRemorse #VZWBuzz

Regrettable Decisions and My Wedding

This post is part of the Verizon Ambassador program #vzwbuzz. All opinions are my own.

As a teen, I often thought my parents were out of their mind and didn’t know anything. Mainly because, well… I knew everything.

Remember those thoughts?

If only I could go back 27 years.


Twenty-seven years ago I was young girl who was madly in love with the man of her dreams. He swept me off my feet while spending every penny of a cash prize he won on the radio courting me.

There wasn’t a date he didn’t show up with flowers for. He bought me little trinkets including a pretty gold bracelet for our 1 month anniversary, a promise ring a few months down the road and an engagement ring on our 1 year anniversary.

I was walking on the clouds.

My parents were very young when they married. If they had to do it over, I’m fairly certain they probably wouldn’t do it again. People change as they age… sometimes they change in opposite directions. Because of this they strongly urged us to wait to get married… and we reluctantly agreed to wait.

But we couldn’t.

Being young (and stupid)… my then fiance and I decided the only way around their “threats” was just to elope. They would have to accept it then, right? We didn’t really care… we were in love and couldn’t wait to be bound legally forever.

So we went downtown to the court house one afternoon to tie the knot. We spent our honeymoon afternoon looking for jobs in the town we were moving to for college. I was on cloud nine.

I regret not trusting my family enough to understand and support us in our decision. I regret not allowing my Dad to walk me down the aisle. I regret crashing my family’s dreams by announcing to them that I was married and wouldn’t be coming back. I regret not being able to share the happiness of my wedding day with my loved ones.

BUT, I do not regret marrying the love of my life 🙂 .

Everyone has at least one decision in their life that they regret, right? Some are not at life changing as mine was, but we all have them.

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  1. I am sharing your story with my daughter who is 23… and in love!

    • I was 18 when I married my husband. I think my parents would have loved me to wait until 23, but yes… that is still very young. At 23 my oldest was turning 2!

  2. Karen Glatt says

    I am so glad that it all turned out okay with your husband and he is the love of your life! I know I have made some big mistakes, but, waiting to get married until I was older was a good decision I made.

  3. Anne says

    The older I get, the more I wish there were do-overs in life. So many things I would change! Ah, well. In your case, I’m very glad to read that your only regrets are about how you decided to get married, not that you did get married. Congratulations on such a long and obviously happy marriage and family life.

  4. Dandi D says

    I waited until 25 to get married and I’ve never regretted it. It allowed me to mature and share more experiences.

  5. Rosie says

    I think many people who elope don’t regret it for many different reasons. If the family doesn’t approve of your mate for reasons that aren’t that important, for instance, they aren’t the same religion, or aren’t from a prominent family, etc, it may not be worth having them suffer through pretending they minimally approve of your choice. So many young couples nowadays have their parents pay for an extravagent wedding using up the parent’s retirement savings, etc., then are divorced within a few years. I’m sure the parents are happy if their child is out of a bad marriage, but many young people have no idea how sacrificial that money was.

  6. Sarah L says

    I can’t say that I regret anything. I might do a couple of things a bit differently, but it all made me who I am today.

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