I posted a blog that morning ... "Live from Wedding Central" ... and then off we went to celebrate the love that brought us together in the warm embrace of 400 of our closest friends, relatives and parishioners in a liturgy of word and sacrament that continues to be a source of blessing to our already-blessed lives together.
In these three years we have grieved the loss of my mother, survived both General Convention in Columbus & Lambeth Conference in Canterbury AND the longest presidential primary in the history of the world.
We have buried two sweet cats and one beloved dog and brought a new puppy into our family.
We white-knuckled our way through the 15-month deployment of my older son in Iraq and we commiserated with my younger son on the challenges of getting and keeping a job in this impossible economy.
We celebrated getting a new washer and dryer and argued over whether we really needed new curtains in the guest room.
We worked together to try to defeat Propostion 8 here in California and mourned together when bigotry prevailed at the ballot-box (and we're not done yet!!)
It's called "having a life" ... not to be confused with "a lifestyle" -- and today we're celebrating the joy of having someone to share that life with ... the good and the bad, the in sickness and in health, 'til death do us part.
Grant that their wills may be so knit together in your will, and their spirits in your Spirit, that they may grow in love and peace with you and one another all the days of their life. Amen.