So nine years ago today R and I got married. It wasn’t “legal,” but it was real to us! It was a beautiful and amazing ceremony. We had it at science fiction convention of all places. Why?
Because that is where we met! At that convention! Why not publically commit to each other on our anniversary? And because so many of our friends are in that community and they live all over the country, what better way to get so many of our friends together in the same place?
We walked down the aisle, we jumped the sword, we had a Bible reading and a Buddhist reading, a Native American prayer and words for the goddess. One of my closest friends sang “At Last” and our hands were tied by a beautiful cord. We lit a Unity Candle and we jumped the broom as well. Our goal was to make all people feel included in our beautiful day and to this day people tell us how much it meant to them.
This weekend marks fourteen years ago that we met.
And recently, on June 30th, we finally made it legal.
While the little ceremony on that day at a court house in Baltimore, MD was no more “real” than November 5th, 2005…it was a powerful day indeed. I felt, and feel, different. That little piece of paper did make a difference. And now Missouri even recognizes our marriage even though same-sex partners can’t actually get married.
Fourteen years this weekend. Wow….
And I love him. I love him so much. And he loves me.
I wouldn’t trade him in for anyone in the world.
Peace and blessings to you all!