Now I've officially made a habit of being late on posting about our anniversaries. But if it makes you feel any better, I at least remembered to share my 2nd anniversary with the man I love, even if not immediately with all of you!
Our weekend was, strangely enough, dominated by family time. We visited Chicago, meeting up with J's aunt and cousin, both of whom came to our Quaker wedding, and with J's mother, who was not present at the wedding. This led to a few awkward situations, two of which I'll detail.
The first: J's mother saying that she was going to buy us an anniversary dinner. It just didn't sit right with me. Sure, it's a sign of support. But of what? Certainly not the marriage. Support of her son, even though he's her wayward child? Perhaps. Luckily, circumstances intervened and we had to order food in, which meant no weird discussions of who pays for what and that it did/didn't have anything to do with our anniversary.
The second: on Sunday morning, J's cousin and aunt (both supportive of our relationship) started asking questions related to us getting kicked out of our church. Nothing we said was inaccurate or meant to portray the church in an unfair light, but still J's mom was quiet the entire time and was obviously not fitting into the conversation.
Happy anniversary, my love!