Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

On Marrying a Life Partner

Ice-cream cookie sandwiches (easy and tasty!)

Matt's special healthy "cookies" (yummy!)

Matt and I attended a fun birthday party this past weekend. The theme was "Cookies and Beer."

As a person who is sixteen weeks pregnant, I am neither partaking in sugar nor beer, but I wanted to go nonetheless.

My amazing life partner has decided that he, too, will abstain from eating sugar throughout my pregnancy as a way to be supportive and loving. For the Cookies & Beer party, he decided to make cookies without sugar. I was skeptical, but, fortunately, he proved me wrong. He used mashed up bananas, butter, soy milk, dried cherries, oatmeal, sundry spices, and sunflower seeds (following this recipe) to make a pretty decent "cookie." They definitely can't compete with a good ol' sugar-laden cookie, but they were absolutely a nice and thoughtful treat nonetheless. The dried cherries made all the difference.

Matt's amazing gesture of support is yet another illustration of his commitment to be a life partner.

Throughout my many years of dating, I opted for some not-so-supportive guys. I couldn't help it. I was attracted to them. However, I am so, so thankful that when it came time to tie the knot, I found someone who truly embraces the idea of being a life partner, for better and worse.

In the process of planning a wedding, it can be so easy to get preoccupied with all the wrong things. There are so many details and distractions. But at its core, this is what it's all about. It's about formalizing our choices and our commitments. It's orchestrating a moment of seriousness and celebration that allows us to proclaim our love and our intentions out loud. It's a precious moment--worthy our attention and effort--but it's just one precious moment in a long line of many.


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Sarah said...

That's what it's all about :)

Angie said...

so very true.

Andrew Minchew said...

Congrats on the pregnancy! Hope everything goes super smoothly! Let us know if there's anything we can do to help you guys out during this time!

Emily Rae said...

Is there a link to the recipe? I didn't see it in the post. Those cookies sound interesting!

Sara E. Cotner said...

Sorry, Emily Rae! I just linked to Matt's recipe...

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