in ten weeks, my jerry and i will wed. i'll be married. i've spent my entire life, almost 39 years, unwed. and my name will change.
in some ways, we've made lots of adjustments already, so it won't be a complete change for me. in other ways, marriage will change everything.
i'm not viewing this countdown as a loss of something; rather it is a huge gain of many somethings. yet in many ways, we've already gained so much, that the actual wedding seems like a formality.
on the same hand, different digit, the ceremony is a rite of passage. it's a recognition of changing from one state to another. and in that passage, there are the sorts of things the two of us pledge to the other.
we've written our own vows. more meaningful for us. we will surround ourselves with the significant people in our lives, both as individuals and as a couple. our friends, our families, our loved ones, will be there to help us celebrate our wedding, and the true union of our selves.
i've designed the invitations months ago, printed them out last week, and will emboss and finalize them, as well as distribute them this week. many will be hand~delivered, and some will be mailed. all will have return postage on the reply cards so that we are more likely to receive the replies within the month of september. so that, come october, that will be one less thing to worry about and hopefully those replies will give us a better idea of how to move forward with the plans for the reception. my landlady rocks and is doing such a great job and so many folks are helping in such great ways already that it makes it all a breeze!
thanks to ya guys!