“Mawwage. Mawwage is what bwings us together today.”-William Goldman, The Princess Bride
Here we are in mid June with more seekers of legal, official and pinky swear commitments beginning to pay visits to the County Clerk’s Office.
While these couples have chosen summer as the season for their act of allegiance it is not known what season they might have begun the journey that led them here. What was the time of year when they met and perhaps began to realize at some point that they much preferred the company of the other? That wonderfully perilous situation that often leads to the desire to spend a great deal of time enjoying that company.
Was it summer perhaps? It seems summer is an easy time to fall in love, doesn't it? The weather is usually more pleasant than not, more people are apt to be outside doing fun things, and life tends to somehow be a bit easier.
Ah but love can arrive in mid winter as well as summer. It can slowly take hold or bust its way in when least expected and the time of year tends to be irrelevant when we find the person we wish to join in the ultimate partnership called marriage.
Whatever the season they might have met here’s to the couples who recently made their way to the County Clerk’s Office to sign on for their new adventure. May this summer prove to be a memorable one indeed.
And all those that follow as well.
Makiah McCracken, Newaygo & Kylee Chesley, Newaygo
Jeremy Newfer, Newaygo & Ashley Sizick, Newaygo
Michael Hall, White Cloud & Shanna Keur, White Cloud
Eric James Irwin Jr. Fremont & Megan Elaine Evans, Ft Bragg, North Carolina
“Love is not a weakness. It's the bravest act of our lives.”. Georgia Scott, American Girl