Today

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When I think about this day, I don’t think so much about the history and the politics.

I think about Becky and Myrna, and their joy together as they walked down the aisle.

I think of Richard and Dean, who will celebrate together in a beautiful ceremony in North Carolina.

I think of Michael and Daniel, who anxiously awaited this day.

I think of Loie and Daniel and Terry and Karen.  Mihael, Leah, Stacey, and Martyn.

I think of the joy we have found together, how so many have suffered along the way.  I am glad today.

I have nothing against those who disagree.  You are also welcome in my family.  There’s no getting away from each other; I trust God with my own beliefs and with yours.  God is our judge, and he is fair, and just, and merciful.

I want to do our best to live together.  I want us to learn to learn not to exclude each other.  To listen, have courage, and be kind.

One thought on “Today

  1. Thank you for your heartfelt comments. This is all about people — not abstractions — those who love and want to be loved in a committed way. You captured this very well.

    “The greatest thing we will ever learn is to love and to be loved in return.” – various characters, “Moulin Rouge”

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