at the beginning,
in the summertime back in 2014,
neither of us knew
where all of this would lead us
and our families and friends.
and now we’re prepping for that day
after which we still don’t know
where all of this will lead us
or our families or friends
but are now sure of this commitment:
we are willing to show up and be there
for each other
again and again
in the knowing and the not knowing
and all spaces in-between.
and that’s what we are prepping for right now
in the three days leading up
to the moment we make that commitment
surrounded by closest family and friends.
so here we come,
yard and tent and tables,
dresses and tuxes and shoes,
cakes and flowers and drinks,
tears and words and songs,
dances and twirls and hugs.
we are getting you and us ready
for that day
and all that’s yet to come.