Sunday, December 29, 2013

I thee wed

A day of such incredible joy and small sweet moments.

Looking over at Liv during the short ceremony, her eyes swimming in tears, leaning against her Father. Smiling her jack-o-lantern smile.

Bing's surprisingly warm hands in the cold outside ceremony where we had a shockingly 48 degree day in DECEMBER. On the prairie. We took a risk. It could have been a blizzard.

The ring that we bought for her and she has agreed to wear, shocking me.

All the friends and family smiling. Smiling. Smiling. What had started as a just us and two witnesses at the courthouse had somehow turned into a smallish ceremony that was really more like mediumish.

My dress. (Free People, Calamity Jane Dress in the color "cloud" if you are inclined to look it up....) Bing's burst of laughter when she read the tag on the back that pronounced it Calamity Jane.

"Yes," she said. "To marry you is to court calamity."


And afterwards, the crazy reception in the strange little diner that Bing found. Everyone laughing over the insane dream that I had a few nights ago. Eating pancakes or pie or sausage and biscuits. Bing playing the piano for me, a song that I had never heard before while Vince and Thuan sang in perfect harmony.

Yes, we are the luckiest.




29 comments:

Joanne Noragon said...

I am happy for all of you. Best wishes.

kj said...

ignore ignore ignore my prior comment. timing is everything!

congratulations most sincerely xo

love
kj

Christine G. said...

oh that Ben Folds song gets me every every fucking time. Beautiful. congratulations, and I'm so glad you have had visions of tears and smiles, no blizzard on the prairie, and wish you many years of joy. Long may you run, dear Maria and Bing. x0

Moonboots said...

Congratulations. It sounds like a lovely day and full of love.

Miss Healthypants said...

Big congrats from Miss Healthypants! :) So happy for you both!! :)

Sarahf said...

It all sounds so perfect. Congratulations!

Fiona said...

Teary with joy over here in Hong Kong. This is so wonderful and sounds like the perfect day. Wishing you both a continuing lifetime of happiness and quoting one of my favourite wedding blessings:

Apache Blessing:

Now you will feel less rain for each of you will be shelter for the other. Now you will feel less cold, for each of you will be warmth for the other. Now there is less loneliness, for each of you are companion to the other. Now you are two individual persons, yet there is a joined life before you. May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead and through all the years. May happiness be your companion and may your days together be good and long upon the earth. Treat yourselves and each other with respect, and remind yourselves often of what brought you together. Give the highest priority to the tenderness, gentleness and kindness, which your connection deserves. When frustration, difficulty and fear assail your relationship, as they threaten all relationships at one time or another, remember to focus on what is right between you, not only the part which seems wrong. In this way, you can ride out the storms when clouds hide the face of the sun in your lives; remembering that even if you lose sight of it for a moment, the sun is still there. And if each of you takes responsibility for the quality of your life together, it will be marked by abundance and delight. Go now to your dwelling place, to enter into the days of your togetherness, and may you days be good and long together.

Sending love, Fi xxxx

Katherine Van Leeuwen said...

Sounds perfect! Perfect winter day, beautiful dress, just the right number of family/friends......lovely romance all around. So happy for both of you! Is there any chance you have a pic you could share that wouldn't reveal too much?

the only daughter said...

congratulations, married ladies. happiness to you both, to you all. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

pawsingtospeak said...

Sounds wonderful!!! Congratulations!!! I hope you have many more years together with all its ups and downs!

LizC said...

Congratulations!!

Destingirls said...

I've loved that song for awhile now. Congratulations!

MmeBenaut said...

Blessings and congratulations to you both. Sounds like a wonderful day all 'round. You are the luckiest.
Mme Benaut xxx

MmeBenaut said...

Don't know what happened to the last message but congratulations to you both. You are the luckiest :)

t okaku said...

Congratulations!!!!

LL Cool Joe said...

Big congrats to you both. Sounds wonderful.

mia said...

Congratulations to you both:)

Frontier Mom said...

Sounds lovely....congratulations!!

Teacher Cynthia said...

What a joy it's been to read your adventures these many years and now to feel a part of this moment in our own readerly way.

Mazel Tov!

ZC

Kate Brainerd said...

It sounds wonderful and I KNOW you will be very happy together, because you have been a beautiful couple all the years I have "known" you.

e said...

Congratulations, Maria and Bing! I'm very happy for you!

plufrompdx

megan blogs said...

The happiness radiates in your post. Congratulations!

Karen said...

Hooray! Hooray! Congratulations!!

Moonwaves said...

Congratulations to you both. It sounds like it was a wonderful day and I wish you have many, many more equally wonderful times ahead.

ChiTown Girl said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you both.

Earth Muffin said...

I've drifted away from my own blog, but I do check in on my favorites from time to time. I am SO happy for you and Bing. Best wishes for a long and happy marriage!

Trop said...

Congratulations!

Trop said...

Congratulations Maria and Bing!

8thday said...

Sorry I am a little late to the receiving line.

Mazel tov! And blessings for a long and happy married life together.