After Laura’s wedding ceremony the photographer got busy taking photos of the bride and groom, groom’s family, bride’s family, etc.
When that was all done, the four of us wanted to get some group shots as well as couples’ portraits. We found a good spot in the front yard and got started. Earlier in the day, there had been a bit of a cloud cover so there was no squinting or shadows but now the sky was in full shine mode. Joe and Alina were trying to set up and get in the shade enough to avoid the shadows but ended up too close to the tree. So Val grabbed a folding chair, held it in just the right spot and stretched as far as she could over their heads to cast perfect shade as the photographer snapped away.
We each took turns holding the chair for the other shots. One wedding guest happened to be moving her car out of the driveway and saw what was happening. She rolled down her window and said, “Now that’s love, look at that, holding that chair for her sister wife so she can get a picture with her husband!”
It might seem strange but this is very much a typical event in our daily lives. It doesn’t take anything from me to give back — in fact, it fulfills me even more. Some would argue that a woman would have to be insecure to live this way, to think that she has to share a husband but it is just the opposite. We have to be secure in our love . . . and our love for each other.