I didn't have to be the groom after all. When Annie and I went to sign up for our marriage license today at the San Jose County Clerk's Office, we discovered that the application has been changed from "Bride" and "Groom" to "Party A" and "Party B." I like that we're a PARTY. We sure are!
Annie was "Party A." Since she's never been married before, we thought she deserved first slot.
Behind us in line stood a man and a woman holding their baby. They looked and sounded like they were Indian (from India) and wore traditional clothing; the woman's red dress was stunning. Annie and I went ga-ga over their gorgeous 10-month-old son who had shining black eyes and long black curls. I loved that another unconventional couple was part of the energy in the room.
After doing our historical civic duty, we drove over to Santa Cruz and ordered a massive carrot cake that will probably feed us for days after the wedding, not that I'm complaining. After taking our order, the young woman behind the counter said, "Congratulations!"
It feels good to plan and to be a party!