As I look back at my own life and wonder when I finally decided I was ready to take the next step in my life and get married, a thought came to me.  Is there a perfect time or magic age to decide to get married?

My son Triston asked his girlfriend Kalee to marry him on Thanksgiving.

She said yes!

He chose to ask her at my parents (his grandparents) farm up in Havre.

If you notice the old cars (cadillacs) behind them, he chose that for a specific reason.

These cadillacs where the pride and joy of my mom and dad for many years.

And because his grandfather isn't with us anymore, he wanted to make his proposal something special for himself and for Kalee.

We couldn't be more in love with this wonderful young lady and are very happy for the two of them.

However, I find myself fielding many negative remarks and some pretty petty questions.

The first question of course, so is she pregnant?

NO, she is not.

I know it's hard to believe in today's world that someone would want to get married without expecting a child.

Then of course there is the "they're too young" why would you let them get engaged?

Well first off, I realize that they are young, however, it's an engagement, they are not running off to the altar today or tomorrow.

They are talking about two years from now.

Here's my take, it's an engagement, it's a time to plan for the future and grow together and see if you are compatible on the next level.

I know couples who got engaged in their 30's and 50's and their marriages didn't last.

I also know couples who got married at 19 and 20 and they are still married 25 and 30 years later.

There is no magic age or time for a couple to take the next step in planning their lives together.