Monday, December 29, 2014

Proud To Annnounce I'm Engaged

I never thought that this day would ever arrive. Of course, like many others, I have been following the pending legal decisions on marriage equality.  There is much political and legal wrangling still going on, but hopefully soon in Florida, everyone can get married.

I see it as more of a marriage equality issue rather than a gay or straight issue.  I know that many people may not agree with marriage equality being a right for everyone, but frankly, I'm no longer interested in those viewpoints.  You can call me narrow minded if you want to, but I'm tired of being put down in life for who I am.

For years I fought it and I wouldn't accept it, although I've known since I was a young child that I was different.  I won't go into too many details for now, because that is not what this post is about.  I just want to say, that no matter how you believe, I know I'm gay and it wasn't a choice.  It is who I am.

The reason I'm writing this post is to share the wonderful news that I am now engaged.  I asked my partner of 15 years to marry me.  Details are still being decided, but I'm so excited.  We've been there for each other and gone through many things, but in the end we have both grown as individuals and as a couple.  We love each other with a love that just continues to grow.

It seems surreal that this moment is coming true for us. 

I look forward to the ceremony we will create that honors our love for each other in a circle of friends and family that treat us as equals.

Blog Post And Images (c) 12/25/14 by Don Shetterly

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