I had the please to go to Nashville to celebrate with my family for my sister and brother-in-law’s anniversary. My nieces and nephews, Teri, Melanie, Rob, Bryan, and Beth , did a fantastic job of putting this all together. I wish I had enough time to see my parents make it to such a auspicious occasion. Here is to family. Here is to Love. Here is to Joy!
It’s important to recognize that Andy & I were already married by our rabbi on August 8, 2004, in the eyes of God and our close family and friends. Nonetheless, we commemorate today the third anniversary of our “legal” marriage in California on June 21, 2008. California began marrying same–sex couples legally on Tuesday, June 17, 2008, and Andy & I drove Friday night to get to San Diego so we could be married the first day we could. It was not just a political statement, since we were already married and still are, but we did it for political and legal reasons. We went to show California that same–sex couples demanded legal marriage. As it turned out, we were married by a sweet young man who had been deputized for the occasion and was as sympathetic to our cause as can be, and we were blessed to have a few of our closest friends and my mother there to join us. It was, as you can see in the video, a heartfelt, tearful, and joyful occasion. This should not be an ephemeral phenomenon. Same–sex marriage should become legal throughout the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. It’s way past due.
Daniel and Me had the pleasure to go to San Diego and get married the first day of summer June 21, 2008. We wanted to do this as a statement of legally binding our love in a more formal way. The sad part about it is that same sex marriage has been taken away from those that want it now. As the courts fight over weather on not this should be legal, we are a few of the lucky ones that are. Happy Anniversary to my loving husband on this our third year of our legal marriage
This is a beautiful visual representation of the Debussy’s piano song Claire de Lune. I thought it apropos because Andy and I bumped into each other at the Claire de Lune coffee house in San Diego on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, and then got to know each other at a pool party on Memorial Day.
Well tomorrow will be our 8th anniversary of meeting at the pool party. What to do???? go to a pool of course! Now Which one?