5.22.2009

May 21, 2009

White Dog curled against us and listened to the story which explained tonight's special celebration....As starry-eyed, madly in love college students 30 years ago Steve and I made the decision to wed. We chose a remote wooded site (a Boy Scout Camp in Michigan), asked musician friends to perform original compositions and others to share selected readings. We were both to become a hyphenated hybrid of our names to reflect our union (two becoming one). Steve's mother pitched a FIT at this and added such pressure to him (her only child) that ultimately we decided it was not worth the trauma and negative energy.

Today, nearly 30 years later, Steve stood before the judge and legally completed the last step in fulfilling his long ago promise. This morning he became Stephen F. Sehi-Smith! His wonderful romantic gesture after all this time overwhelms me.

Since White Dog and I already carry the name, our family now truly reflects the blending of individuals into one single force of love. At the end of the story, White Dog looks at Steve and squirms a little closer.

6 comments:

Diego Dog said...

Congrats Siku. Sounds like you have a great Mom & Dad.

Comet and BLU said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful and romantic way for your parents to celebrate and show their unity!!!

Another set of congratulations are also in order. You won our guilt toy contest. Could you please send your mailing address to us? Our email is blucomet(at) cox (dot) net.

~~Comet and BLU

K and S said...

We are SO proud of you - all of you! Congratulations Sehi-Smith family!!

Casper and pals said...

What a sweet story!

Hansel said...

wow! thats so great! thank you for sharing the story!!!!! :)

btw, mommeh sent a link to you of pictures she took from the weekend! hope you got them!

Anonymous said...

congratulations you guys
it seems like yesterday, that chilly morning in owasipe
we love you
k&j