A few days before the wedding scheduled for May 21st, I received a call early in the morning from Dale.
“Mom, are you working today?”
“This morning I am, but only until noon. What do you need?”
“Brad and I are going to Phillipsburg this afternoon to get our marriage license, and we need a witness. Would you be able to be our witness Mom?”
The joy, the absolute joy, that I was being given such a privilege.
“What time do you need me to be in Easton to ride over with you to Phillipsburg?”
At the courthouse the three of us stood together, giving information to the clerk. This moment had come. Finally. Driving across the state line from Pennsylvania to New Jersey was a minor inconvenience to fulfill a dream that at one time seemed impossible.
Originally the plan was to have the judge at the courthouse perform the ceremony, but the day Dale and Brad wanted to marry was already booked. As it turned out, the ceremony was held in a lovely park not far away, a much prettier place to celebrate the love and commitment of two amazing and special people.
Thank you to Paul Strikwerda, for officiating so beautifully.
Photography by our dear friend Alex Gergar. http://alexandrawhitney.com/
The happiness is visible on Dale and Brad’s faces.
Congratulations, with so much love!