How do I love thee?
We were coming up to our first anniversary of being a couple. You had gotten your own dresser, felt right at home living with me and had taken this player right out of the player’s field. We decided to affirm our love in front of our friends in a special ceremony. The plans were made, invitations were sent out, flowers, cake and keg was ordered, tuxedos sized and rented for me and my best dyke and you bought the most beautiful dress I had ever seen you wear.
The morning of Feb 5th all hell broke loose because the blizzard of 1983 was in full force in Jersey. Luckily for us we had picked up everything that was needed the day before with the exception of the minister. He ended up calling us to cancel his trip from Trenton to North Jersey (hey, Jersey isn’t a big state) and suggesting that we reschedule the union. I went on a rampage with him about how we couldn’t put the flowers, cake, tuxes, and friends on hold. He didn’t care; he wasn’t going to drive on the nasty snow plowed roads. Just as well.
Remember calling everyone to tell them we were still going to have the party? A blizzard wasn’t going to stop our friends from getting to a place where there was a big keg of cold beer and tons of food waiting. They all showed up and instead of the minister we had my best friend say some very special words which meant more than any minister could have said. We exchanged our vows, did the ring thing, kissed and then friends cried, you cried, I had a beer and we were married in our hearts.
That was twenty seven years ago and finally just seven months ago we were able to officially get married in California. This time we exchanged our vows, did the ring thing, kissed, you cried, I had a beer and you took my name. We are still married in our hearts.
We’ve been together for a long time my Love and I know during those years I have given you some difficult times. I’ve taken you away from your family and friends with job relocations. I always haven’t been by your side when you’ve needed me but we’re still together and still in love with each other. I wouldn’t want it any other way so thank you for putting up with me. You still make me melt like butter.
Love you forever,
so cute (the wife).