Story of Warda
I am Warda, and my story is a simple one. I was a little girl, and I spent most of my time at home. I used to finish my chores at home then watch television or go out with my friends. I used to go to school, but I didn’t end up continuing my education because of security conditions. Dad didn’t let me anymore.
My whole life ended up changing when I found love. I met a guy; we fell in love and started exchanging letters. He came to ask my hand in marriage 3 times, but he got shot down by my father every time because I was too young. But, he insisted the last time he came by, so my dad had to accept. I personally did not have a problem with the whole thing; I was stuck in between yes and no. I thought to myself that we can get engaged for a year or two till I grow up. We only got engaged for 6 months. I imagined there to be a huge party with a really nice ambiance for my wedding, but none of that happened. We just had a small party, and I was a bit nervous.
Now that I am married, I feel like an adult with responsibilities and a house to care of. I’m currently 9 months pregnant. I used to feel as though I was not ready when I first got pregnant. I eventually had to avoid this feeling. I could not turn back. My husband supported and encouraged me. Although, this feeling of not being ready stayed with me especially that we’re not financially supported to have things like diapers and a proper heating system. I never quite imagined what my family would or should look like. I do feel that everything is going well between my husband and me. We barely argue, and things just work out on their own. We do get along, but at the end of the day, the decision goes back to my husband.
I do believe that a girl should not get married early on. She should at least be 16 years old and continue her education. Studying is important.