Secret Wedding

A snapshot from just about 15 years ago. A snapshot from just about 15 years ago.

Matt and I have been together fifteen years today.  We are not married—a fact we don’t try and hide, but we also no longer correct people when they assume we are.  He is my boyfriend, my husband, my mate, my friend, and my partner depending on who is introducing us.

Though we don’t have a desire to get married, we decided we wanted an anniversary party to celebrate fifteen years.  I think we both thought if we didn’t get our families together in some way that one day we would regret it.  And I’m learning in life that we should never say no to celebrations.  Any excuse to celebrate is a good one.

The problem is when you send out invites to your closest friends and family who may have always hoped you would get married, some of them decide you are having a secret wedding.  I immediately got an email back, “Are you guys really getting married?”  No.  And that’s the last I’d heard of it until a few weeks later.  My mom was over and she […]

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Sister’s Wedding

Last weekend my little sister got married. She was a beautiful bride–stunning in fact. Perhaps I’m a little prejudice. Yes, she is my sister and I expected her to look beautiful, but she just took your breath away.

She seemed happy the whole time, which is, of course, what matters most of all. And that made me happy to see. Her husband grew on me even more when he corrected me about his current title in our family.

Since I’m not married, but have been with the same person for nearly nine years, my older sister refers to my boyfriend as her brother-in-love, instead of brother-in-law, which I quite like. When she told our new brother, Josh, that he was going to be her brother-in-love and explained why, he was a little surprised.

But by the end of the night, when I hugged him and said, “Now you are officially my brother-in-law!” He corrected me and […]

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