Welcome to my blog Blessings, Beauty, and Bravery. My name is Sarah Carter, I am 20 years old and lucky to be married to the funniest, most supportive, and loving man in the world. Of course I am biased, but what can I say? I kinda like him! I was hoping to start my blog off by allowing you to get to know me better. I wont bore you with alllllll of the boring details of my life, but I have a good idea as to where I should start. My husband (Anthony) and I met eachother on December 14th, 2013 through mutual friends. His best friend Joe had just moved in with his long time girlfriend who just so happened to be my best friend, Taryn. Joe and Taryn had been in a long distnace relationship for years, which is why Anthony and I had not met sooner. The four of us were going to meet up at a friend’s house to do some Christmas caroling (yes, corny I know) and Anthony was in town visiting Joe for the first time since the move. I had arrived at our friend’s house first and when I heard Taryn knock, I immediately bolted to the door and gave her a huge hug (we had not seen eachother in a few weeks and I was having withdrawls). I remember peeking up at Anthony… he was looking back at me and had a bit of a goofy look on his face, haha. Little did I know, opening that door would be one of the best things I ever did.
To make what could be a very long, sappy, story short; Later that night Anthony informed Taryn that “As soon as I saw those dimples, I was sold”. Exactly one month later we made our relationship official and on October 10th, 2015 he became my husband.
Yes, you read that right. I am 20 and married. Well, I got married when I was 18, to be exact. In my experience, telling people you got married as a teenager tends so conjure up sympathetic and shocked looks as if I had just informed someone that I had a terminal illness. I mean, I get it, statistics don’t make it sound as if we have very good chances of survival. Not that numbers concern me, because they don’t. I have my own theories as to why young marriages seem to fail more now than they did back in the day. . . but i’ll save that for another blog post. 🙂
However, I will say this: Getting married young is most definitely NOT for everyone. It wholey depends on where you are at in life, what your priorities are, and whether or not you are capable of setting aside your own personal agenda to accomodate the wants and needs of your significant other. I am not perfect by any means. Neither is Anthony. What we have in common is the desire to grow together, to learn together, and to make sacrifices for eachother, all for the sake of our marriage. Marriage ain’t a walk in the park. Its one of the most rewarding, yet, difficult things you will ever accomplish in your life.
My next adventure is this blog…God has put this so heavily on my heart and I cannot wait to see where it goes. Eventually I would like to do this full-time and dedicate myself completely to it. For now, I will be “side hustling” and continuing my Nanny work! With that being said, I hope that some of you will enjoy my posts and maybe take comfort in them and relate to them. Life is truly a rollercoaster and I am excited to share this crazy ride i’m on with all of you.