I’m six days behind, but it’s time to Kick off #NaBloPoMo, also known as “National Blog Posting Month”!In this episode of #NaBloPoMo I’m going to talk about what it feels like to get your marriage license as an LGBT couple. Hint: It feels pretty great.
I meant to get started with daily blogging this past week but let me tell ya, there is A LOT going on right now: launching an early-intervention campaign, a suicide prevention project and not to mention that we’re in the home stretch in planning the wedding. Jenelle and I got engaged last September, only one short year after marriage equality was officially passed in our state. Now that the wedding quickly approaches, we went down to the court house this past week to get our marriage license. The whole experience was a bit surreal.
I am feeling very blessed to be able to marry the love of my life. Eight years ago when we started dating we joked about “some day,” yet the possibility of two women getting legally married didn’t seem in the cards. As of today, it’s been less than two years that we’ve had the privilege in our state to marry and it feels pretty significant that we could simply walk into the court house and get a marriage license. In less than one month it will be official and it feels bigger than ourselves. So thankful for living in the day in age that we do and can’t help but bask in this moment.
It was one of those moments where all of the things we have to do for the wedding fell away, and we could actually sit and take it in. This is real and we couldn’t be happier.
I also want to give a shout out to all of our friends and family who love us and support us. We are so incredibly lucky to have all of you in our lives and it means the world every time you are there for us. Gracias y los quiero mucho!