Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Sappy Valentine Post

Wedding of Kelly A. HarmonSo today in church, the Husband of Awesome™ and I renewed our wedding vows.

This was quite unexpected, but I can’t say I’m unhappy. In fact, I’m a little giddy.

I’m totally in love with my Husband of Awesome™ (and he with me, I’m certain) — it just worked out that way.

The renewal was the idea of our new pastor, Father Jason, who started today’s homily by asking all married couples to stand.

The seriousness of the moment dissipated quite fast (for us, anyway). Father Jason intoned from the lectern: “Look lovingly into your spouse’s eyes…” and of course the Husband of Awesome™ was making silly faces at me (the story of our marriage: lots of laughter). I couldn’t keep a straight face.

And then Father Jason said, “Repeat after me…”

And the Husband of Awesome™ and I both said at the same time, “After me…”

…probably a bit too loudly, too, ‘cos there was quite a ripple of laughter through the (now rather large sanctuary, since the old church burned down.)

The woman standing behind us slapped the Husband of Awesome™ for this bit of effrontery. (We know her, so this is okay. I guess I’m lucky she couldn’t reach me, too.)

But, I digress.

We repeated our vows…and Father Jason ended with, “You may now iss your spouse.” [Which was totally KEWL because when we were originally married, the Mass did not include the option of a kiss. Our first married kiss took place after the ceremony, outside the church.]

So, I’ve been walking on air today, stoked from the little ceremony this morning, and knowing that I’ve got all day tomorrow to celebrate, too. But, if truth be told, every day around here is a bit like Valentine’s Day.

Lucky, lucky me.

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