6/26/15

Husband and husband

It's official. We are married in the state of Texas.

There's still more to come. We have a "common law" marriage that is good in most of the country. In a while we will have an official ceremony and that will be for a "formal" marriage that can't be contested in any state, no matter what.

We weren't taking any chances that anything could happen. We doubled down.

It was a lovely afternoon and I will tell all tomorrow.

Rob's gonna think I don't wanna be married if I don't stop crying. But I can't help it. It's been a really big day.

Huge cheers to the Travis county clerks office for creating a festive and fun environment. And for being so supportive. They've married hundreds of people today and every one of them was excited and smiling and congratulating everyone that walked through.

And God bless the crowd standing outside in the heat just to cheer us on the way in and on the way out. It was beautiful.

There I go crying again.

Pics tomorrow.

Thanks everyone for your good wishes.

lane

25 comments:

Elle said...

Amazing grace indeed!

lw said...

Wow! Congratulations again! What a great day!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to both of you.

andsewon said...

Just seeing this one! Congratulations Lane and Rob!! Wish you all many more years of love and happiness!!!
Lola

Beverly Wood said...

Congratulations and all the best to both of you.
Bev in NS

Churn Dash said...

Congratulations to the two of you! How fabulous that you are now married. I've got tears in my eyes.

Again, a truly heartfelt congratulations.

Helen

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

happy for you guys!!!!

Kimbersew said...

CONGRATULATIONS! What a great day for you and for us all.
Hooooraaay! blessings, Kimbersew

jane said...

Congratulations again! and darn you for making me cry so much today!! I didn't cry like this at my wedding!!!

Barbara said...

Congratulations and congratulations! Your post brought yet another tear of happiness to my eye today.

lindaroo said...

Congratulations to Lane and Rob!
Wishing you all joy!

Anonymous said...

The death knell of hate indeed. More good folk than bad. Congratulations to you and Rob that finally finally your love is as good as anyone's love in the eyes of the law. (Was always good in the eyes of anyone who cared about you.)

A beautiful day.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and Best Wishes to you and Rob. To let you know, I've got tears streaming down my face, they are tears of happiness.
cindy

Terri in BC said...

How wonderful! Congratulations to you, Rob and Sydney! I am thrilled for all of you - no one can say you're not a "real" family now!

Anne in MN said...

Long time lurker, but I just wanted to de-lurk and add my congratulations! I'm so very happy for the two of you (& your family!), and everybody else who is now able to have their commitments to each other legally recognized. Lots of (virtual) hugs to you, some jumping up and down excitedly & a few happy tears here for your family. Best wishes for the future!

Patricia said...

I wish you, Rob and Sydney, the very best! This day has been fun of emotions for me---so very glad it ended on a positive one!!!

Kathy S said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you and Rob, what a wonderful day! Be well and happy.

Scott said...

Congratulations Lane! Best to you both!

pragmaticpatchwork.com said...

Wonderful wonderful wonderful! Best, best wishes from deepest Tuscany, in Italy. You two were the first people I thought of when I heard the news yesterday -- isn't it amazing what quilting blogs start off? Making news stories in distant lands into concrete people, with dreams and hopes and lives, and very real fights for equality. I wish you the absolute best for the next stage of your life together! Marriage changes everything and nothing. Hurray for you three! JJ

Andi's English Attic said...

Congratulations! Wonderful news. xx

Denise in PA said...

Congratulations and best wishes for many more years of continued happiness, Lane and Rob!

Kath said...

I could not be more delighted. I wish I lived nearby. I would have loved to settle myself on a folding chair outside the courthouse, to congratulate and applaud each and every couple who exited. What a fabulous day that must have been.

Rebecca Grace said...

YAY!!!! Congratulations to you and Rob! I could not be happier for you! I have the perfect Irish wedding blessing for you:

May the meaning of this hour be fulfilled through the days and years to come.

May the love of these men, their unity of spirit, grow deeper and stronger in the uncertainties and changes of life they will share.

Loving each other, may they love all persons.

Trusting each other, may they learn to trust life.

May their love reach out to the love of all, that their lives may bless all whose lives they touch.

May they find comfort together in shared hours of shadow, as well as in the bright sunshine of joy.

May they be to each other both strong and gentle.

May all who follow their lives with interest and affection have cause to rejoice not alone in their happiness, but in their brave and generous living which makes life beautiful and significant. :-)

Barb H said...

Heartfelt congratulations to both you and Rob. You are a wonderful couple and it's way past time for the two of you to be married--officially. Enjoy every minute of this wonderful happening.

Carla said...

Congratulations to you both. May y'all forever be happy as you are today!