...member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Was he even released yet? He was still a missionary wasn't he? I'm glad they're happy and I hope it was a good experience but it could have gone so wrong. Oh well, I hope they continue to be happy and have a successful marriage and life. :)
I want to think awwww how cute but NO I would NOT be happy with this AT ALL!!!! Not appropriate at all....I wish them well, but I would be very upset if this was my son. Maybe there are circumstance we don't know like non member family, etc...but I think he needed to come home and be released first.
There was something definitely awkward with seeing them hug and kiss with his missionary badge still on. If he's still wearing it, then no, I would guess that he wasn't released yet. Well, maybe this works in Oklahoma...? Had it been here in SLC, I think more folks would have fainted than thought, "Aw......" Nevertheless, best to the young couple.
My reaction was the same as Karen K. insofar as "Wait, he's not released yet!" While I'm glad it worked out for them, it really could have gone badly. I would not have been keen on this if I were the mom (of either party!).
This is a really good example of making an emotional decision in the spur of the moment when the consequences of the decision merit much more careful consideration.What if they're not the same kids they were before he left? What if they have completely different/incompatible goals? What if they get so caught up in planning a wedding that they don't realize those things until after they're married?I told my then-friend, now-husband to stay the heck away from me until I had been released and had spent some time adjusting - to music, food, English, my family, being alone, PANTS....smart man listened, we spent some time making sure we still knew each other, and then got married.If you're so worried that waiting will make it fall apart, it probably isn't meant to be.
Beautifully, beautifully said and this was MUCH MORE my concern than the being released part.Give the poor boy some space, huh?My husband said it was obvious part of the girl's strategy was to snatch him up before he could look around. I don't know if it's true, but it certainly crossed my mind.
Thank you for sharing, come back soon!