Friday, September 16, 2011

The Many Anniversaries of a Lesbian Couple

Today is the 6th anniversary of the day we met. 
Many couples remember the day, time, or place they met and that is fine. I don't think it needs to be on the list of things requiring a gift. My wife does. I can live with that.

Tomorrow is the 5th anniversary of the day we had our commitment ceremony
Str8 couples seldom have commitment ceremonies because they can get married. Us LGBTers have been committing ourselves in some kind of service for a very long time because we can't.

Now, some of Us can get hitched and May 10th 2010 is the day we were legally wed.
This is the day that most married couples celebrate and see as the beginning of their life as one and over time the other dates are just a memory.

I remember the day we met.....Oh those blue eyes and that dimple.........

I remember the day we went to DC and had the same civil service as the rest of you and how historic it was for us as a couple and as a minority.  She was so beautiful........

The day I gave my heart to the woman I love is the one I wish to hold dearest.
It was in an art gallery owned by some good friends while surrounded by 50 more friends and family. The day was sunny and warm. The tables all set with fall flowers in hand painted pots and candles. The food was awesome thanks to my baby brother and the cake was perfect thanks to my oldest son.
We were very nervous, having only walked thru the service once but we knew it by heart and trusted the Priestess who was conducting it.
....I hope I don't forget the vows I wrote....
We held hands and were bound together body and soul..."for as long as love shall last" which is the long form for Pagans.

Tomorrow is the 5th year of our lasting love and it is stronger than the first.
We have been up and down and sometimes sideways. Life is different than it was. The love is different as well. Better, deeper, forgiving.

I love you my Mrs.
Happy Anniversary.

1 comment:

  1. I Love you my bride. You are as wonderful and beautiful as the day I met you.