Today marks ten years since the day TJ and I flew off to another country to get married. Oh how things have changed since then.
If we were getting married today, we could simply drive a few miles and do it at the courthouse. We could have been surrounded by friends and family, or with only Micah to be a part of the ceremony. Now we’re married not only in the eyes of the federal government, but right here in our home state. It’s hard to describe how good it feels to be a married woman everywhere, equal to all other married couples. Not equal but separate. There is no more “gay marriage” there is only marriage.
As a teenager in the Marines, TJ and I living together and loving in secret, I never thought we’d see a day when not only could we serve openly, but we could legally marry. In so many ways, this is a great time in American history. In many others it’s not but, for today, I’m going to focus on the positive.