I Married a 17-Year-Old!
The moment I saw her, I knew I had met my future Wife. At that point, I knew nothing of her...
The moment I saw her, I knew I had met the woman of my dreams. At that point in time, I knew nothing of her, not her name, not her age, not her occupation, but I knew I was going to marry her.
Soon enough, I found out that this stunning woman, was called Zubaidah. She was extremely smart, witty and sweet. The only set back? She was still in secondary school!
Although I was shocked to find out that she was so young, it did not deter me from getting to know her better. Soon enough, I had fallen head over heels in love with her.
After a couple of months of getting to know each other, we plucked up the courage to ask our parents for their blessings to tie the knot. My parents were very supportive, but my friends were surprised at my decision to marry someone who had just turned 17. They felt that she was way to young to get married and I was being a cradle snatcher. Despite all of their harsh words, I knew she was the one. My perfect soul mate.
A year after our wedding, my wife gave birth. My son, Mohamed Shaheer is now nearly a year old.
The age difference has never been a barrier in our marriage. Just like every other relationship, we too have our ups and downs. But over time, we've both learnt that marriage is about compromise, understanding each other, and not getting in each other's pockets - as well as being tolerant and trusting. While we are different in many ways, we really respect and value each other. My wife brings out the child in me, a side that I never knew I had.
All in all, marrying Zubaidah was the best decision that I have ever made. I can't imagine spending my life with anyone else.