I’m a Newlywed – again!

We ended Five-Year Marriage #7

stone moon gate for wedding ceremony

After a couple of months of discussions, negotiations, renegotiations, and agreements, Joseph and I ended Five-Year Marriage #7. We had a great plan to marry again in the beautifully landscaped garden of a friend. It would have been just us, with Carol officiating at the beautiful MOONGATE she designed, and boyfriend Andy taking a few pix on my phone.

But Hurricane Ophelia had other plans for that day.

We were forced to cancel the day’s outdoor plans.

Instead, we went to Valley Forge Park, to its beautiful Memorial Chapel. We expected to do our ceremony, the one I wrote based on the goals, plans, and agreements Joseph and I worked on over the summer. However, the rain was pounding and ponding so bad that I didn’t want to walk through the inches-high water between the parking lot and the church. We would have gotten soaked, in spite of raincoats and umbrellas.

Wide Open Future

wide open relationship goalsSo, instead, we found an overlook that glistened in the fall rain. Looking at the open space before us, it felt like – in spite of the ups and downs of 7 marriages over 35 years – our future is wide open and ready to be joy-filled.

When we were ready, from the comfort of our (dry) car, Joseph and I committed to each other for another five years, followed by dinner. We may go back to the garden for Moongate photos (thankyou Carol), but even if we don’t, the wedding was special – just as it was.

married again!

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