Monday, April 9, 2007

Ashley: No Day But Today

KARA..... Sorry it took so long for me to write back - I have been very busy. You sound like you are both truly in love and that is all that matters. When he asks your parents, I believe you should be there with him and let them know that you are both truly in love and are ready for the next big step. Parents seem to believe that since we are so young, we really don't know what love is, but they are wrong. When you are in love, you and only you, know it. They seem to think we don't know how to make our own decisions. Just let your parents know that you are willing to marry him and would love for them to be happy for you. But, if they are not going to give their support, it is not going to prevent you from marrying him. At 18, we are actually considered adults -- why do parents always try stopping us from making adult decisions? We are grown and looking to be happy in life, and if he makes you happy then go for it! Don't let anybody get in your way.

Those that hate are mad because they don't have it as well as you do! I used to wish that I could have skipped the engagement and went straight into 2 years of being married, too. But, you know what? All of that makes you and your love 100 times stronger than when you began. It’s a journey, and you have to be willing to go through its ups and downs. Trust me, in the end, it will all pay off and you will be the happiest girl in the world. Well congrats on your future engagement and write if any more questions. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

CRYSTAL.... Hey, I would say it gets harder when it comes down to 4 weeks left. That is when you have to start running around making sure everything is going to come out perfectly. Don't worry, though -- everything comes together that day and it all works out for the best. Stay strong, hold it together, and you will be the happiest bride the day of your wedding. Congrats, and I hope everything comes out as you planned it.


LISA.... Thanks for the support! I am glad to hear that you are one of the many that has made it as a young married couple. It lets me know that I have hope and that I am not the only one that thinks this is possible -- you are living proof. Thanks again for your support it helps to hear that we have some people on our side.

SHAZMIN..... Hey, Shazmin. I would suggest you expose him to your family as soon as you can. I learned from experience that the sooner you introduce him, the sooner the family will to learn to accept him and realize that you are truly in love. I was once scared to introduce him to my family until I got the guts to do it one day. I realized that was one of the best things that I have done. I mean, yeah, I heard it left and right from my family, but all you can do is ignore them and continue on with your life. You have to realize that you are marrying him, not everybody else. That is their opinion, and you can't change that. What you can do is show them that you are not playing around, and maybe one day they will come to their senses. Good LUCK and you can do it. Just believe in your love because love can conquer everything. Hope to hear from you again!

Sorry everyone, we do not have a myspace right now, but we will be getting one soon. We will keep you updated on our lives and let you know how everything is going. I hope to hear from a lot more people. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Take care!

Here are some inspirational quotes:

Where there is great love, there are always miracles.

Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts.

Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us.

There's only now…There's only here...Give in to love...Or live in fear...No other path...No other way...No day but today...No day but today.

Thx, Ashley

17 Comments:

At April 9, 2007 at 5:15 PM , Anonymous Brandy Edmunds said...

hello my name is brandy.i am a 23 year old mother of 2 a girl named Skylar who is 2 years old and a baby boy Dillon who is 2 months old.my husband and i have been together for 4 years .we got married last year nd its been fruitful.if i could go back and change it i woulnt i love the way my life is.as far as being in love like you said only you can tell when you are in love an yu cant help who you love.so congrats on getting married and i hope you guys have a wonderful life together.

 
At April 17, 2007 at 6:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Ashley and Byron. Congratulations on getting married! I was wondering if you and Byron have a myspace page? If so can we (your supporters) have the page name? I just want to say good luck in the future and may God continue to bless your marriage.

 
At April 29, 2007 at 5:25 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You two are a great couple but you have to stop getting so mad at each other for stupid stuff. As for you Ashely have as many kids as you both agree on.GOOD LUCK Ashely and Byron!

 
At May 2, 2007 at 7:36 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOPE YOU GUYS HAVE A WONDERFUL LIFE TOGETHER!!!!!MARRIAGE IS A BLESSING AND YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHEN TO GIVE AND WHEN TO TAKE. GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS

 
At May 2, 2007 at 8:06 AM , Anonymous Lennon Jones said...

Hello my name is Lennon I am black and married to a Hispanic female we've known eachother for 12yrs and married for 10 it has it's ups and downs we have 4 beautiful children together and I would not want to change a thing about it. We get the looks but we don't care were happy I wish you guys the best God Bless!!!

 
At May 2, 2007 at 8:13 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello I just saw your episode on MTV and it made me think about my marriage I'm black and married to a Hispanic female we've known eachother for 12yrs and married for 10 we have 4 beautiful children I would not change a thing about it. Being married has it's ups and downs that goes with the territory. We get the looks because we both are from different races but we don't care. Go bless you and good look to. PS Byron if you don't learn anything else you don't make a hispanic woman mad.

 
At May 11, 2007 at 9:13 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Ashley and Byron!My name is Shalonda, and I enjoyed watching your Engaged and underage; it reminds me so much of me and my finacee', Latray. I am 19 about to be 20 in June, and Latray is 20 about to be 21 in July, and he porposed to me October of last year! We want to get married sooo bad, but having the money for even a small but beautiful wedding seems expensive. WE DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START! I am big on family and I am very close to my family, and Latray hasn't met most of my family. we wanted to get married April 22, 2008. Where do we start? And if you don't mind me asking, how much money did you each spend on your wedding and was it expensive? If it wasnot expsensive, what are some tips to help me to have a beautiful inexpensive wedding?!! THanks!!

 
At May 13, 2007 at 8:54 PM , Anonymous denise said...

is there such thing as sponsering a wedding?? like caterers and wedding shops and stuff??

 
At May 14, 2007 at 5:10 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey ashley...my name is jylea...
i love the fact that you and byron proved to everyone that you guys could make it....i wish i could get my childhood sweetheart to understand that...him and i have dated off and on since our 6th grade year...he is now with someone else, and it breaks my heart, but i told him if that makes him happy then to stay with her...am i wrong for wanting him to be happy even if its not with me?...people tell me i am, but i dont think i am....i look at it like if we were meant to be hell come back....people always say if you love somethin set it free and thats what i have done...CONGRADS on your wedding...hope all works out...

 
At May 17, 2007 at 9:03 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wud up Ashley and Byron
I see the episode with you two EVERYTIME that it comes on. I know that you two started going out in high school and ya'll are high school sweethearts I think that's soooooo romantic and ya'll do make a cute couple too. Your peers did have their doubts because they didn't think that you were going to make it and it's a good thing that you didn't listen to them because if ya'll did both of ya'll would be miserable right now and I know that ya'll didn't want that so ya'll were tough because ya'll took every rock that they threw at ya'll. Now that ya'll married I wanna know if you two are going to finish ya'll educations, Have kids and all that other good stuff? When ya'll get a myspace page i'll be talking to ya'll on there. I'll holla @ ya'll lata on

 
At May 17, 2007 at 4:17 PM , Anonymous Candi said...

Hey Ashley and Byron, I thought it was cool that you guys are from Fresno, I live about 45 minutes away in Hanford.I got married last year in September and me and my husband are only 20. So we are in the same boat as you guys, except we are both mexican. How is the married life for you guys? How is your family taking it? As for us our family is proud of us and how far we've came along.I pray that your marriage is blessed.

 
At May 19, 2007 at 4:13 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been married for seven years and I am twenty three years. I must say I love my husband, but you know it's nice to see that you guys are in love , but that's now I don't what any of you say it all changes after five years. I would love to see all of you in five years and I gurantee nothing will be as peachy as you guys are telling everyone. Hey that's reality if you guys make it then. Then you know I wish you all the best. The beginning is always a fairy tale.

 
At June 4, 2007 at 2:53 PM , Anonymous Soon to be Mrs. Williams said...

I just finished watching your episodes on Mtv. You all are adorable and congrats!! You and I are similar in a few ways. I am a Martin but soon to be Williams. I am 19 and my fiance Robi, is 22. Our wedding date is October 6th of this year. We have been together for 2 years on September 6th. Our colors are Red, White, and Gold!! Beautiful choice!! I stole their tux choice. Robi and his boys are going to look like Byron and his. LOL! I like the way they choose the combination. I am too excited!!! I don't want to tell you my whole story but I just really wanted to say hello! I pray for you and Byron and I know that you all will make it!! Your story is a true inspiration for young couples on the same path!! Take care!!!

 
At June 9, 2007 at 10:14 AM , Anonymous Bree Menatti said...

Hello My name is Bree. I am 17 years old. My boyfriend is 18. We have a 14 month old daughter together. We have been together for almost 5 years now. We have had alot of fights and arguments and after seeing your show it just reminded me of us. I am white and he is Puerto Rican and our familes DO NOT agree. We have been talking about getting married and I love him and want to marry him but I am scared because of us always fighting. How do you and Bryon make it work? Well Im wishing you the best and good luck with everything! Dont rush kids lol. Enjoy each other first. :-) Love Always, ~*~Bree~*~

 
At June 11, 2007 at 11:17 PM , Anonymous irmalinda said...

hey there sexii ashley. loved the wedding it was great!!! soooooo... i see u getttin lots of comments.. and questions.. so whats ur advice about raymond and i??? lol but yea.. ill c u later on.. we still up for our nite out???

love irmalinda

 
At June 17, 2007 at 5:28 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being married is a job, and you have to take the bitter with the sweet. Sometimes, I wish that I would have went to college first then married in my late 20s. But I didn't, I got married at age 18. I love my husband to death. We dated for 2 years before marrying. It seems like I missed my whole life by getting married so young. So, I would like to send a message to you youngsters, you have a whole life ahead of you so wait awhile. It wasn't fun finding out that the guy I thought loved me CHEATED!!! He was actually thinking about divorcing me for this girl, but he came to his senses and realized that he has a good woman at home. We are still together and going strong. I just want you all to know that it is hard as hell.

 
At June 17, 2007 at 5:53 PM , Blogger mrs.dunning06 said...

whats good, my name is renay and i am 20 years old. i was married last year (2006) to my youngest daughters daddy, Derrick, who is black and I am white. being in a mix marriage where live is kind of hard because people still think we live in the olden days. well n*e*ways i was wanting to know A. How you were feeling with the baby and all? and B. What advice would you give someone who is in a young mix married relationship?

p.s. if you ever need any advice from a outside souce about mother just ask!

renay

 

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