Saturday, June 28, 2008

...and a page is turned

SO… I’m getting married in two days! For anyone offended that they’re not invited to the wedding, please don’t be. There is no wedding. Though we have had this planned for a while now, we have chosen not to do a traditional ceremony at this time. Jason and I are leaving tomorrow morning for California and getting married while we’re out there. Let me just say, I am beyond excited.

It took me a while to adjust to the idea of not having a normal wedding. I knew that I didn’t really want one, but I was also very conflicted at the idea of what consequences a private union might bring. Whose feelings may be hurt if I don’t have one? How would I tell all the people I want to tell? Would I still be seeing the shocked look on people’s faces 5 years from now because they never heard the news? Would I regret not having the chance to wear a white gown and be center stage?

The last question is not likely. If you don't know me well, let me just explain: when God created me, I'm pretty sure he had recently run out of a few of those vital traits that make girls girly. Here is an excerpt from my "List of Things I'd Love To Do"
1497. Lick the underside of a toilet seat
1498. Swim in shark infested waters while wearing a scuba suit made entirely of raw beef
1499. Spend a year on a deserted island with only the companionship of an angry orangutan
1500. Dress up fancy and stand in front of a room full of people

As for the other questions... after a lot of prayer, a lot of talking with family and friends, and a lot of aimless daydreaming I can honestly say I feel good. My family has responded with support and assurance that feelings are not hurt. This is our day, and should be done for us and no one else. My mom told me that the only guest we’re required to invite is God, and he has very much been present in every aspect of the relationship. So with that in mind, let me just say this:


We leave tomorrow and will be gone for about a week and a half. We found an apartment that we love and have spent the past week moving all of Jason’s stuff in. It’s been exhausting and stressful, but we finally finished today. After we return, I will have another month to move my stuff over. Those that know me well know that “my stuff” equates to about 2 boxes of belongings and a toothbrush, so I’m thinking a month should be plenty of time to make the move. Oh yeah, and 8 garden gnomes.

Perhaps this posting will address the other question of how and when I will tell everyone. Of the 7 people that have knowledge of this blog, 2 already heard the news. I guess that leaves 5 more people I can cross off the list. If you’re reading this, consider yourself among the privileged that are finding out before the fact :)
And with that, I’m off! Be back July 8th!


Angie said...

Wait... WHAT?! Holy cow!

Congratulations, Molly! That's very exciting news. I love your spontaneity and feelings that it's a private event. It's YOUR wedding, so no one says you have to do it by the book.

I can't wait to hear about it when you get back! Blessings and love to you and Jason on your new beginnings. How fun!

The Cole Mine said...

Congrats!! Enjoy this very special time!

Abby said...

Molly, Congratulations!! I'm so happy that you're happy, and I'm very excited for you.
I know that I'm speaking for my whole family when I say that we'd love to catch up with you and meet your HUSBAND!!
Congratulations again, and much love.

Amy said...

What a shocker!! Congratulations, Molly!! I hope your day is as perfect as you dreamed it would be. I'm glad to hear your family was so supportive of the idea and I can't wait to hear about it. I hope you;ll take some pictures for memory sake & post a few for all to see. I look forward to hearing more about Jason and your new life together. Much love!

Cindy Kay said...

Congratulations Jason and Molly!
Michael's and my love, respect, and prayers are with you as you start your life together. I can't wait to see you "Sadie, Sadie, Married Lady"! (Us old people know that is from Funny Lady.)
Cindy Kay