Married? Yes. Married.

I’ve been holding a few very important and deeply personal cards close to my heart. Yesterday, this happened:

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A dear friend said to me yesterday, “You owe us one whale of a blog post!” Yeah… I probably do. Like every life and every good love story, it contains all the feels, from the lofty joys to wrenching sorrows. Life is hard, and it makes the rare moments of supernal happiness that much more sublime and sweet. Yesterday was one of those days.

There will be more… For now, here are some pictures, taken by a dear friend whose photography speaks for itself.

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22 thoughts on “Married? Yes. Married.

  1. Pretty sure I just got quoted. Which is strangely validating. I love how positive the response seems to have been so far. Hopefully you’ve felt that too. And it looks like it was a lovely day. I mean, check out those faces on Bean. Must have been bursting with contentment.

  2. One of my dear friends reads your blog and was quite star-struck when she realized we were friends (real friends– not even just internet friends!). She sent me the best text last night saying, “Dandelion Mama got married?! I’m expecting gossip from you soon about all this!” Even people who don’t know you are excited for you! And those of us who DO know you are even more excited!

  3. Congratulations! I only know you from your blog, but I could not be any happier if we were friends. What a wonderful surprise. Hooray!

  4. Whaaat?! Big gasp and a moment of uncertainty, then yaaay! Those pictures make me want to cry with their raw happiness. I’m so happy for you and your family. It gives this jaded single mom a glimmer of hope in the possibility of having “that kind” of joy again.

  5. Thank you, everyone. I know it comes as a big shock to folks who don’t know me in real life- trust me, our families knew and our close friends knew for a long time. We’ve met each other’s families, and spent time getting to know them. This was a long, slow process, for a multitude of reasons. When there are five kids involved, it’s not simple, and for someone as battle-scarred as me, it was also necessary to move with caution. This guy is worth every moment. I’m ridiculously happy- as evidenced by the incandescent smiles and overflowing joy easily seen in the photos.

    You should see my writing pick up again, as I unfold some of the tale, and move forward with new joy in my life.

  6. This. Makes. My. Heart. Sing.
    Congratulations just doesn’t seem enough.
    As always, you enlist hope …
    ((hugs))

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