Why did I get married young? This is something I have been asked a few times before… So I thought it was time to do a post about it. The simple answer is really just, we felt 100% ready to make a life-long commitment to each other.
Ben and I met at church through a friend when I was only 14 and Ben was 17 and we became friends straight away. He became my go-to person for any sort of advice. He was one of the smartest/wisest people I knew, and he helped me to see some really hard situations in a more positive light. I soon developed feelings for him and I remember telling my friend, "Ben is the person I want to marry."
On Saturday I went on one of the most beautiful walks with my parents! I have had Te Henga walkway on my New Zealand bucket list for awhile now and it truly blew my mind how amazing it was.
Te Henga walkway is an 8km track that can be started on Bethell's Road or Constable road (Muriwai). We began the track at Bethell's but did not do the whole track this time as it would have taken four hours one way!! One day I WILL do the whole track! I would say we probably did about half the track, passing O'Neill's Bay and then got to the point where we could see that amazing view (in the photo above) and some of Muriwai too.
I am truly in my happy place when I am out in nature and it always makes me think, do more of what makes you happy!! It always leaves you feeling so refreshed, inspired and content.
It was also really cool to do this with my parents - they definitely share my love for hikes!