Facebook posts, twitter tweets….heck, dissertations feel limiting when I want to word vomit my feelings for Megan.
I wanted to simply post a yay, we are Canadian married for 3 years today! But then I started thinking about the 3 years and the 7 before that and I got anxious with feeling I would have to be brief. And then I remembered I have a blog. Normally about kids, smothered in my own thoughts and feelings….I do what I want.
I remember 3 years ago when DOMA was overturned. Megan and I had been together for 7 years already. Committed, covenant for 7 years. So when we were able to legally wed (although still in another country…America was still not that down with basic civil rights) we looked at each other and were like yea, lets do it! Seemed perfectly casual to get hitched on our already planned visit to Megan motherland only 1 month later. We downplayed because we wanted to have a ceremony (read: party) in November where all our family and friends could attend. But how can you downplay marriage? The sanctity of matrimony and fidelity are very important values to my life. Commitment, promise, and genuine dedication for the rest of our lives means more to me than any other earthly thing. We made our public declaration of love and promise at City Hall in Ontario on August 7, 2013. There are few pictures and no video; only the strong and vivid memories etched on my heart.
This year is special. It marks 3 years of marriage. 3 is one of my favorite numbers, there is so much symbolism in the number 3. One of my favorite verses in the bible; one I referred to often in reflection of solid friendship is fitting for the celebration of where we are in life today:
9 Two are better than one because they have a good return for their hard work. 10 If either should fall, one can pick up the other. But how miserable are those who fall and don’t have a companion to help them up! 11 Also, if two lie down together, they can stay warm. But how can anyone stay warm alone? 12 Also, one can be overpowered, but two together can put up resistance. A three cord strand is not quickly broken.
I feel so loved, so encouraged, so honored to be in love with my best friend who holds my hand to face tough days, double joy, and seek God’s use of our lives.
Happy (c)Anniversary Megan Sarah Fraijo-Paul.