I went to a cousin’s wedding last weekend. I sat with another cousin (I have several cousins, believe me. I have been to 5 cousin weddings in the past couple of years. Plus, my own wedding, which I will count, since I am a cousin.) and she was asking me about the story of me and Mr. Thor. You see, we didn’t have a cousin wedding, where cousins could sit with other cousins and talk about still more cousins. We – SHH! – we eloped.
And it was awesome.
You may think that now, every awesome wedding I attend makes me regret not having a wedding. For example, at my most recent cousin’s wedding, the bridal party entered the reception to Star Wars music, and the groomsmen had light sabres.
But, see, I wouldn’t have thought of that. So there is no need for me to feel bad because I didn’t have a wedding. Instead, I feel good. Good about the man I married, good about the day I got married, and good about the dinner I ate that night. It was so fun, and so low-key, and so US – and isn’t that what the wedding is actually about, anyway?
So, some people don’t know the story of how two socially awkward weirdos who have never dated or been in relationships before met each other and fell in love and got married 4 or so years later. We don’t have a particularly riveting story, but it’s ours… and I really, really like it.
So, I think that’s how I will start filling up my blog this November. I will write about the story of us.
6 thoughts on “The Story of Us: Part 1”
that is a lovely plan. looking forward to it. 🙂
merin! so glad to see you here. 🙂
I love this b/c I love you guys. Your story is great and I’m sure you’ll be able to convey here what I’ve witnessed in person which is that you are one awesome couple! Can’t wait to read!
stephanie – hilarious! a fan. i always wanted a fan!! thanks for the sweet comment – we love you too!
I have always thought that any “formal wedding” should actually be at one of the anniversaries. You pick…the fifth…the seventh…the tenth? I don’t know what the rule should be. But… be married for awhile and be sure that you are a real match at the best friend soul mate level. If you don’t find this to be true…and have no kids…then divorce should be simple and free. I am just blown away that in this whole big wonderful world…you and Mr. Thor found each other…that makes me smile!
I am blown away, too. It was seemingly the coincidence of all coincidences. If things had gone “right” for both of us separately, our paths probably never would have even crossed.