Tying the knot

by singlemomseeking on April 15, 2010

ropeI’ve never really liked that expression. Tying a knot makes me think of cinching or tethering. There’s something about that image seems so restrictive, don’t you agree?

Call me a fairy tale idealist, but I prefer to think about getting married as making a knot, as in two people gently tying a bow. Together. You’re entertwined, yet not confined.

Deep breath. Now that my taxes are done, it’s time to get to those Save the Date cards. Indeed, we’re immersed in wedding planning over here. We’ve stayed up late many nights in a row going over the guest list. Again and again. If we’re going to limit the number of people (due to space and cost), who’s gotta go? (No!) Did someone just say “caterer”? And how about parking? If friends and family are going to be part of the ceremony, how will we choose who’s who?… 

One of my favorite bloggers — Penelope Trunk, a divorced mom who’s getting remarried this weekend — says “if you don’t have conflict then you are probably not trying to do something interesting with your life.”

All of this wedding planning has created conflict for sure. Location, money, family, friends, food. Details. Yet in the midst of it all, I’m doing my best to remember to be loving and kind (and just ask that LG, I can be very stubborn and insistent). But after all, isn’t that the point? To love each other, with loads of kindness.  If this isn’t the best time to practice, I don’t know when is.

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