Monday, September 29, 2008

Our Wedding

Our wedding is now part of the historic statistics of California Same sex marriages. September 27,2008 at First Congreg. Church in San Jose! We created a cake tier and put lemon scented votive candles with purple ribbons to decorate the layers. On top, was a lemon meringue pie which we shared. Yes, we had more for our guests!
The flowers were sent by our sister, Debbie and her husband Quin from Washington. She couldn't be there, but knew our colors and wanted to help make our day. It did!
The wedding was performed by our pastor, Rev.Dawn Peters of SJ FCC. Music was an Irish whistle played by Shauna McFadden from Long Beach; and Becky's nephew Andy walked us down the aisle! What a joy. Kim Clark, producer of the God and Gays Documentary was there to Vidio our event. We stood on the rainbow quilt that I completed last year, and I spoke about our friends being like the quilt pieces of many colors.
We were blest with friends from near and far (Naomi Harvey attended from Washington State)
She is the woman whose story I wrote earlier this year. Our wedding came together as does our life, shared by those who love us, and some who still do not understand why we wanted to Marry. I am thrilled to say it was the best day of our lives, so far.
Please vote NO on proposition 8-that we and others will not have our happiness taken away.

1 comment:

EDWIN H. PEART said...

What a wonderful heartwarming story.I certainly understand why you wanted to marry. Happiness, security and stability is what everyone wants in this world and nobody should be allowed to keep these things from anybody.The United Church of Canada which was the church of my boyhood is an union of Methodists, Presbyterians and Congregationalists which took place in 1925. It is one of the most gay friendly churches in Canada. My personal opinion is that there are persons in all churches that support gay rights, including pastors because even though they say that they do not support things like gay rights and marriage, if you listen closely and carefully when these people talk, you can detect cracks in the armour in that they have a tendency to make apologies for what they have to say which to me is a sign that they have serious doubts in their minds as to what they are saying and doing is the right thing. They may say it's the devil, but to me it's simply truth paying them a visit. Let's pray that the Lord opens their hearts and minds to what the Spirit of God is trying to tell them.