I Guess I AM the Marrying Kind

The irony isn’t lost on me that among the many lanes I pursue to earn a living — writer, cantor, past life regressionist, spiritual counselor — I count officiating weddings as one of the most joyful and fun in the bunch.  I can’t help it… I love marrying people.  You could say I’m the marrying kind, in more ways than one!

For those of you who don’t know me personally (or haven’t been following my blog – ahem) you might be asking, soooo?  Well, at the risk of trivializing the great institution of marriage, or denigrating my still emerging social aura (I say with a smile) let me just say I’ve seen my share of weddings from both sides of the ceremony.   Yes folks, I’m not embarrassed (anymore) to admit, I’ve been married four times.

Yup, you heard right.  When I first started dating my honey he asked me if I’d ever heard of dating before meeting him.   Though it was a fair question, the answer is yes, I had.  I was just raised with a pretty conservative mindset — most girls, even twenty years ago, should marry and raise a family.  Not necessarily multiple times, but my intentions were pure and my unwitting family influence – strong.

So, fast forward to now.  I have found true love with a wonderful, creative, high-vibe, slightly crazy soul who loves me and sees me for who I am in ways I couldn’t have dreamed before I met him.

Perversely, because I don’t need to put the marriage label on us right now I think I’m more excited than ever when I see beautiful souls walk down the aisle.  Every time a couple, whether interfaith, straight or gay, gazes lovingly into each other’s eyes, I know I have the best seat in the house . . . literally right in front of them.  My honey finds this comical as well but trust me, the smile he beams at me when he catches my eye during a ceremony speaks volumes.

Let’s just say, openness, delight, surprise and true love are not theoretical concepts to be held at arm’s length and coveted; they are to be embraced, welcomed and hoped for in every conceivable way.  Having an earth-plane experience is not always certain or easy, but there is something to be said for being in the moment and letting the love in.

What can I say? I  guess deep down I am a hopeless romantic and whether it’s from the POV of the about to get married, or the one doing the officiating, going to a wedding reminds me how good it is to be alive.  It really is about hope.  And love.  And, oh yeah, a good ring never hurts either!

4 Responses to I Guess I AM the Marrying Kind
  1. Jenn Deutsch
    July 4, 2011 | 8:26 am

    Just went to a dear friend’s wedding! You had to see them both beaming as they walked down the aisle! My fav … on the bottom of my friend’s, the bride, shoes, all weekend long … she had an artist design a cool pic with “I Do” on the bottom of each sole! Too cool! I wish I could have your seat sometimes as the looks on their faces as they exchanged rings and broke the glass had to have been priceless! They waited a long 3 years being engaged and finishing school until this day! What patience and what tied hearts!

    • Diva-Mama
      July 4, 2011 | 9:19 am

      Love it! I’ll have to tell all my potential brides about that one. Who knows? It could become the next hot wedding trend! Can you send a pic?

      • Jenn Deutsch
        July 4, 2011 | 8:54 pm

        Sorry, didn’t take a pic of the shoes. It was rings entwined with “I Do” in the middle. Now, Please …. a nice guy around 41 for me!

        • Diva-Mama
          July 5, 2011 | 9:53 am

          Hmm, sounds like we may want to do a phone session to clear whatever is blocking you from manifesting the healthy and happy relationship you so richly deserve!

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