This past week has been momentous in many ways. For one, my big sister, Kate, got married. The first one of the three of us (I have two sisters) to get hitched. It was a roller coaster of a week. She is the only one of us who will have a traditional marriage ceremony and accompanying festivities. Laurel and I threw her a bachelorette party with everything but a stripper (there were under-agers there). The next day there was a rehearsal with a bridal party and then a luncheon with both extended families thrown by the groom's family. Unbeknownst to most of us, the groom's brothers and other family gave speeches. For some reason no one from our side of the family would go up there and share something with the group. So, after a few glasses of wine and being one of Kate's bridesmaids, I got up there and said a few words. Totally made her cry...booyah! I'm kinda proud considering it was completely off the cuff. Then my dad got up and said something. The next day was the wedding and it was almost as beautiful as my sister was. I even wore a dress for her, which I have not done since I was in my early teens. Reception with an open bar (thank you!!) after that. Lots of fun. That night I barely made it to 9pm before passing out from sheer exhaustion. I am very proud to have been a part of Kate and Mike's day.
I have never been a fan of marriage. Perhaps it's because my parents divorced or something else, but I don't feel a need to get married. Not to say I won't but for now that's how I feel. Having said that, I am very proud to have been a part of Kate's wedding. And I wouldn't change anything about it, except maybe having to wear a dress.
Another amazing thing about this week is that DOMA and Prop 8 were eradicated. I think it's pretty awesome that Kate got married in a historically significant week. I wonder if the Supreme Court planned to have this vote during pride month. San Francisco is getting ready to have its pride week so I'm guessing it will be even crazier than usual. As expected, all social media platforms blew up with people commenting on both overturns and there was one recurring comment that has stayed with me. It was that it isn't just a win for a specific group of people, but for everyone. I wholeheartedly agree with that.
To continue the flow of love this week, I started reading the book, The Working Theory of Love, by Scott Hutchins.
Have a lovely week!
Song of the Moment: Love They Say, by Tegan and Sara