When I posted a few weeks ago about how much I love Valentine’s Day, one of my blog friends came up with the idea of posting her wedding picture on this day – and then she and I took that idea viral. What better day to see the strangers who have been supporting us through our respective journeys than this day, dedicated to the appreciation and expression of all types of love?
Of course, I can’t really participate in my own game, because Doug and I aren’t married. I thought about posting a picture of myself in a wedding dress – you know, from the first go – but I couldn’t find a decent one without my ex-husband in it, and even if I could, that wouldn’t really be fair to Doug.
So instead, I’m giving you the best I can, which is a short photo essay of my and Doug’s relationship:
But what probably says it best is the photobooth photo I’ve carried in my wallet for the past three-plus years:
Happy Valentines Day, cupcake. I would not trade this life, with all its misery, injustice, and post-traumatic stress, for anything – because any other life would not have had you in it. I love you more than I love cannoli. And that’s saying a lot.