Remember the Cheers theme song?
"Sometimes you wanna go
Where ev'ry body knows your name..."
Last week, I wrote a post about feeling overwhelmed with the whole wedding thing.
That kind of got resolved. Turned out, it was mostly about being married, but not being finished getting married.
Last Saturday took care of that. We are finished getting married. And, that has made it easier to talk about. Things are settled and no longer up in the air.
So, I started telling people. Rob and I told the therapist... who actually holds a lot of the responsibility for me getting out there and doing this in such a momentous way. Then, I told some friends that I hadn't talked to. And, finally, I started telling people at work.
It's been so nice to feel so appreciated. And, so understood.
One of my co-workers thought to word it best. I wish I could quote her, but this is as close as I could get:
Rob and I are celebrating the legalization of same gender marriage by getting married. But, we celebrated our actual union years ago, when we got together and made a commitment to stay together and to honor one another. The legalization is like adding frosting to a cake we've been eating for 15 years.
There have been hugs and congratulations and a few cards, and it's all been very understated and quiet, just like we like it to be. We know that our besteys, far and near, are celebrating with us. And, we are celebrating with you. Because same gender marriage is a win for us all.
And, who doesn't want a little frosting on a 15 year old cake, right?
So, thank you all so much for your well wishes. I cried each time I got an email or a card. I was so moved by the response. And, I'm glad I was able to express our story in ways that people enjoyed and were moved by.
Everybody have a great Friday!!! Lane