Friday, February 18, 2011

Celebrating Five Years of Uninterrupted Marital Bliss!


Today is the fifth anniversary of Louise & Susan's Excellent Adventure of officially living happily ever after. Five years ago today we gussied up and stood up in front of God, the rector (and rector emeritus!), our families (my 83-year old mother & son home-on-leave-from-the-army and both of our brothers, among others) and about 400 of other assorted fabulous folks for "the happiest day of our lives."

I blogged about the day the morning of the day here ... a piece that started out:
Well, today's the big day. The family is gathered, the rehearsal is behind us, the flowers are being arranged as we speak and the last minute call to the rental place has scored the in-case-it-rains-on-our-parade party tent to shelter the patio for the reception following the service. And this afternoon -- God willing and the primates notwithstanding -- my partner Louise and I will with much joy and a church full of people celebrate the blessing of the covenant of our relationship promising to love and cherish each other until death do us part.
And here we are -- five years later -- a very FULL five years later ... busy loving, honoring and cherishing ... as well as working, praying, lobbying, strategizing and organizing so that others might have the same opportunities we have had to have our love celebrated, our relationship blessed and our life together upheld and supported by the community of faith we call our spiritual home.

(And we're still working on the equal protection for the civil rights of civil marriage ... but increasingly hopeful on that front!)

It's called "having a life" ... not to be confused with "choosing 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.

8 comments:

danielj said...

from danielj, a straight guy
Congratulations!
blessings!


...and now, from stage right, enter the killjoys....sigh

and Jesus said to them "go and learn what this means ---I desire mercy, not sacrafice"

IT said...

Congratulations! Ain't marriage grand....!

JCF said...

Mazel Tov! All the blessings of the day, Susan, to you and Louise! :-D

Susan said...

Congratulations, Louise and Susan. We've been so glad to have shared some of your Happy Days.
Much love, Susan and Bear

MarkBrunson said...

I give the traditional blessing of my people:

Hell, yeah! Woooooooooooooh!!!! Way to go!

Max Niedzwiecki said...

Congratulations!

I can't wait until my sweetie and I can get married in New Orleans!

Neil Houghton said...

Congratulations!

IT said...

But I have to say reading the comments to your historical post was really sad. I suppose those on the "other side" sent their trolls to lay those little word-bombs but what petty, cruel, and nasty comments to leave on a wedding day.