I have the day off of work to do some personal errands all day.
While I was out and about, a good friend of mine texted me to tell me that finally Gay marriage is legal in America.
I smiled and texted back the cheesy line of “I was always able to get Married in America.” (my name is Mary.)
Then shortly after, my girlfriend texted me the same thing just before I was pulling into the parking lot of a flower shop to get her a nice surprise “just because” gift. I texted my family to tell them incase they hadn’t heard. And I sat in that flower shop and sobbed tears of joy for ten minutes.
Because finally, all the little things that I was worried about with my future as a gay woman are being solved. These tiny problems that have been hiding in the back of my head like where is it ok to get married, how difficult is the paper work process, what about merging finances, benefits, insurance, or having children…. All of these things that people who have had a right to marry all along have never had the blink an eye at are now becoming simpler for myself and my future wife.
I wiped my eyes, went into that flower shop and bought the coolest gift for my girlfriend. And had a blast picking everything out with the girl who sold me the gift.
I can’t wait to see my girlfriend tonight and tell her I love her!