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While Iâ€™ve dealt with doctorâ€™s appointments and missed deadlines at work, Iâ€™ve had a mental image of a calendar with pages flying byâ€”each representing a day of wedding planning that weâ€™ve missed. But, honestly, none of that really matters. What matters is the fact that, with the support of family and friends, weâ€™ll make it there togetherâ€”the details of what the wedding day will look like are substantially less important. After all, thatâ€™s what it means when you choose love.
At a recent doctorâ€™s appointment a nurse smiled at Justin, as she said to me, â€śyouâ€™ve got a good one sticking by you through this.â€ť Justinâ€™s response was instantaneous: â€śwell, sheâ€™s sure had her share of being by my side in similar situations.â€ť
Itâ€™s true. Only four months after we met I was by Justinâ€™s side, calling 911 when he was injured, holding his hand as he came to after a 7 hour surgery, and traveling almost every other week between Boston and Philadelphia as he spent three months in a rehabilitation hospital relearning how to walk.
We havenâ€™t actually made it to the point of planning where we are addressing vows (which, as weâ€™ve learned, are traditional in Christian ceremonies but not in Jewish ceremonies), but we both know that this concept isnâ€™t new to us. Weâ€™ve committed to holding up our relationship through adventures and health, and through the lows of sickness and injuries.
So, the countdown is on.Â We need to order rings. We need to design our invites. We need to pick out a ketubah. Finalize our huppah design. We need to pick out food. And figure out what to wear. And how to light our venue. And order flowers. And learn how to dance. The list is long, but weâ€™ll get it done.
After all, those are just details. Weâ€™ve already worked out the important things.