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Thursday, December 14, 2006


I wrote this yesterday, but Cousin M refused to let me post it until he actually proposed, just so as not to jinx anything!

Longtime readers of this blog may recall one of my first ever posts. It was called South of the Border and centered on how I had recently gone with SWCNBN when she was trying on wedding dresses. I could not get over the smile on my friend's face and lamented that Cousin M, as a gay man denied the right to marriage, would never get to smile like that. Sometimes it's not about equal rights in terms of inheritence and hospital visitation, but about getting to share in all the giddiness that leads up to a wedding. Just like SWCNBN, I pretty much smiled my way through my engagement.

Well, that is about to change. Last night Cousin M proposed to Love of His Life (LOHL). Instead of a ring, they bought a painting and Cousin M had a whole plan to hang the painting and propose to LOHL in front of it. Unfortunately, due to a slight miscalculation, the painting did not fit through the apartment door and the door will have to be removed at some point in order to bring the painting inside. Hey, nothing like beginning a life together with a little home improvement project. If you can suvive that, you are meant to be together.

Anyway, instead, Counsin M took a picture of the painting and placed it where the painting will one day be placed. Then, because the painting is called "Pink Flowers" he went to a local florist and had a bouquet made of pink tulips, and bought a bottle of champagne from their favorite vineyard. When LOHL came home from work, Cousin M brought him to the room, dropped to one knee and popped the question. LOHL said yes!

So, to Cousin M and LOHL, I am so happy for both of you and I can not wait to hear all about the wedding planning -and see the smiles as things begin to fall into place.

And, to LOHL, the fact that you have known this crazy family for so many years and still want to join is a testament to your bravery - or to the depth of your love for Couin M.


new mom said...

Mazel Tov to the both of them! I was thrilled to hear the wonderful news.

Husband said...

Congrats to Cousin M (not to be confused with "Cousin It") and LOHL! I'm glad your penultimate evening of being single was spent on our apartment with us and Tiki!

wingin' it (aka Cousin M) said...

Farf - thanks for helping me with the planning, and making me more nervous than I already was! :-)

Suzanne said...

I met Cousin M for approximately 3 minutes last week, so I am extra excited. That must be some painting if it cannot fit through the door. How wonderful! Mazel tov!