Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Getting Married Later Today

So, this is my wife and I's third time to marry each other. No, we aren't addicted to weddings :) Our first wedding and the one that we planned for and put together as a reflection of ourselves and our love for each other and our desire for our friends and family to be a part of our committed lives, well, that one is the one that has it's place in my heart. The one that bound me to a beautiful woman, who has given so much to my life and it is always my hope that I am able to give the same in return.

But, yesterday while we where getting our marriage license, my wife looked at me and asked, you're excited about this aren't you? And I told her that I was, I wasn't exactly certain why but I am immensely happy today.

The civil union was mostly a piece of paper so we could get everyone health care, and the legal benefits we're entitled to in our state. But, this piece of paper is different. It isn't less than, or almost mostly like. It is not separate and different from. It is the same, and that sameness is it's beauty.

10 comments:

San said...

Third time's the charm, and in this case, the legality, I guess. The "tie that binds" is located in the heart, but congratulations are nonetheless in order for this particular certificate, especially to the state of Vermont for making it possible.

Best wishes to you and your wife and your children--many continuing years of love and devotion!

murat11 said...

Congratulations to you both: this one has to be special. I know they all were, but this one has a special peace within. Our "second" one was in Walden, VT: knew there was a good reason we went to the Green Mountain State.

jsd said...

san: Thank you for the blessing!

murat: it was special in it's own way, and I got choked up repeating our original vows. we had a beautiful evening for the ceremony and wonderful food afterwards.

Lee said...

Way to Go, JS! Congratulations to you both! I'm so thrilled for you! Blessings on the union and may it continue in peace and love on both sides of the veil.

Love you both!

Hugs!
Lee

Anonymous said...

I was/am excited too, just in a more "historical significance" sort of way...
oh and i love you and all that jazz :)the wife

jsd said...

wife: i love you too :)

murat11 said...

Happy Labor Day Weekend, wedlinews! And to the urchins, too!

alt said...

I still like your first one the best (‘cuz I was there in an especially cute dress), but I can appreciate the heavy wonderfulness of an official piece of paper. Many congratulations my friends, and much love.

jsd said...

alt: the first one is the one that holds all the meaning for...indeed it is one heavy piece of paper, something about all those laws and statutes :)

jsd said...

murat: thank you, it was a quiet weekend, until croquet turned competitive :)