Jennifer over at Sparrow Tree has just celebrated her tenth anniversary with much warranted anticipation and joy. Meanwhile, R and I got a text from my daughter Sara the other day congratulating us for our one-year anniversary. Neither of us had noticed and we couldn't have told you what the date was!
I avoided this marriage for years, having already had two others. But when we decided to move from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts last year, we learned that her health care would cover me only if we were married, MA having been ahead of the curve on marriage equality. Thanks to the Quaker heritage of Pennsylvania the state has what's called a self-marrying license. You just pick it up at your county office and sign it in front of two witnesses. We called two neighbors and asked if they could stop by for a few minutes. When they arrived, we all signed the document at the kitchen table.
Live and let live comes to mind. We can each have the marriage/relationship we want and be happy for the other person with theirs.