Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Snail Mail

We got it! In the mail today. A piece of paper never felt more important. Engraved, signed, and dated with a seal. It doesn't define us. I refuse for it to define us. But how am I not to feel that much more validated by society? My head doesn't hang as low. My eyes don't dart as much. My knees don't buckle. I'll admit, we were scared it would never arrive in our mailbox. Our state is in such a state we were afraid to believe...

Why is this taking so long? We have to be patient. We should have heard something by now. These things take time. I don't think we're getting it. Don't say that. It happened in October, it's now May. They're backed up, that's all it is. That's seven months ago. Bureaucratic red tape. The whole thing's a hoax, I'm telling you. No, it's not. That's it, let's move to Iowa!

In a time when the definition of marriage is questioned daily, in a time when we in California are waiting on pins and needles for the Supreme Court's ruling, in a time when nay saying public figures go on about their own freedom of speech, while wanting to abolish others' civil rights, I received a piece of parchment in the mail. It ratifies what I know in my heart to be significant and real...

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you our Marriage License!


25 comments:

Rev. Rachel said...

Hallelujah! I breathe a sigh of relief with you - and can't wait for a personal viewing! :)
Much love, Rev. Rachel

Mommy With a Penis said...

It's only fitting that the woman who married us left the first comment!!

only a movie said...

Congratulations.
xxxooo

Gaston Studio said...

Oooooh, congratulations!! I can just see that framed in gold and displayed in a place of honor... somewhere in the house!

CSY said...

Congratulations! Big kisses to you both!

Adriana said...

Congrats!

Shana said...

Yay. Congrats. Frame that baby!!!

Ivanhoe said...

Congratulations, guys!

livinginagirlsworld said...

Congratulations!

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

Bravo! Bravo! Take a bow! Congratulations to your union and your peace of mind! Hope you have as many happy years as I have had with my husband!

Malisa

Kelli said...

Oh congratulations! I don't even know you but I am actually crying tears of joy for you and your beautiful family! YAY! It will never define you but it does mean something in a way that makes your heart soar. I am so incredibly happy for you!

Sue said...

Our State finally did something right, way to go California! I'm sad you guys had to wait so long, but the end result makes it all worthwhile! I bet your heart is just bursting with love, joy, and peace right now. Congrat's!!

This IS The Fun Part! said...

Yeah! Congrats! Just one more step in the right direction!

Grannie

Joanie M said...

Congratulations!!!!

surprised mom said...

Congratulations! (I found you through Dad Blogs.)

joycelyn said...

I am not so sure when I started reading here or even how I found you...but I am so pleased that you got your marriage certificate in the mail. That made me smile VERY BIG tonight.
Congratulations.
JWW

LegalMist said...

Woo hoo! :)

Vodka Mom said...

clink, clink! I am toasting you right now!


(And wiping a bit of a tear........I always cry at weddings...)

Michael Rivers said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful to see.

Jeve said...

Congratulations!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

anymommy said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you, though I know the frustration of the process isn't erase by success. You may kiss the groom!

Potato #1 said...

Woo-Hoo!!! Congrats!! :)

~Just me again~ said...

Congratulations!

Kathy B! said...

I've only got one thing:

HOORAY! HOORAY! HOORAY! HOORAY! HOORAY! HOORAY! HOORAY! HOORAY! HOORAY! HOORAY!

Frozen Margarita said...

Awww...i'm so happy for both of you. Well I'm working my way there. :) Good things come to those who wait huh? Congrats!!!