we can officially get married!
Yesterday we took at trip to this lovely building:
to get our Marriage License. It was a very weird experience and made the whole thing very real. The first weird thing that struck me was just the bureaucratic-ness of the whole thing. As I am sure most of you have been in a government office building and would agree they don't really evoke the same thoughts/feelings/emotions about marriage as well, weddings do. For the most part they are very drab and very purpose driven (which isn't a bad thing) and as we sat answering questions the dichotomy of this place vs. the beautiful church we are actually getting married in struck me. I was also struck by the fact that someone we have never met before, who knows nothing about us other than what our driver's licenses tell her has the power to declare that we can get married and in the State of Missouri without that declaration next week is nothing more than a fancy party. But despite all that weirdness it is official we can now get married!