Two women, three kitties, and a love story


October 13, 2009 by 8junebugs

Well. It’s not really my love story to tell. For that, I refer you to The Story.

(Just so you know, Amy did perfect those cupcakes. I tested a number of them, just to be sure.)

This weekend, despite US Airways’s best efforts and with a little luck on the Bourne Bridge, I got to celebrate the happy couple with the rest of the family at my aunt and uncle’s place on Cape Cod.

I’ve written about marriage equality before, so I’ll skip that bit. I’ll skip posting my own pictures, too, because my card reader has gone missing (and it’s driving me teeth-grindingly nuts).

(Those pictures will come, though, because Uncle Andy took some of us sailing on the the bay on Sunday, and it was glorious.)

But here’s a nice one, courtesy of Aunt Marianne:

Amy and Kath have been a package deal for years — the first Christmas card/letter I ever got from Grown-up Katherine (two years younger than I and FINALLY 30 now) formally introduced Amy and their commitment. I wasn’t around when Kath came out, but I’d googled her one night while I was finishing up at AU and she was at Notre Dame. I figured she’d tell us when she was ready.

Now, their Christmas cards turn up annually, no doubt because Kath had the good sense to fall in love with someone who’s…well, less of a reserved Yankee. Amy blogs, for heaven’s sake.

Oh, and she knits! And bakes! And likes coffee! Obviously, I think she’s swell.

And she makes Katherine happier than I’ve ever known her to be, and more comfortably herself than I’ve seen since we were little. Even if Amy weren’t awesome in her own right, we couldn’t help but love her, just for that. Put it all together, and we’re lucky and proud to welcome her, formally, into the family.


4 thoughts on “Two women, three kitties, and a love story

  1. Amy says:

    We’re so glad that you were able to come for the wedding, Jen! It was so wonderful, and I feel so lucky to be a part of this wonderful family that comes along with Katherine. 🙂

  2. elizabeth says:

    I think she’s swell too, but I may be a bit biased. 🙂 And it goes both ways .. she is happier and more comfortably herself with Katherine than I have ever known her to be. 🙂

    A beautiful post .. it made me teary-eyed ..

    I figured that now that I’ve met you (lovely to meet you, btw), I should come out of lurker-dom.

    • 8junebugs says:

      Hi, Elizabeth! It was great meeting you, too! Did I mention that I loved that wrap you wore to the wedding? I meant to. 🙂

      I think I have at least one photo of you on Shamrock, by the way. I’ll let you know when I pull those off the card.

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