At the end of the day …. It has been a amazing whirlwind of emotion!!



~~January 6, 2015~~


Today was a very important day for me.

Those who have been following “It Is What It Is” know that I’ve been reporting about marriage equality in Florida, where I live.

A dream has become a reality …. I got married today to the love of my life.

I would like to share with you my wedding vows.




There is an Oriental legend called the “red string of fate”.

Every time a child is born an invisible thread is tied around the little finger.

The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break.

Our journey together has been a very long one. This time from 1969 through 2015. There were some bumps along the way when the string got stretched and tangled but it brought us back in 1996. We have been together since.

Today, the union that we’ve had for so many years becomes legal under the eyes of human law. In our eyes it has always been a major commitment. Today we get a “blessing” from our society where what we have is equal, without doubt, to what many others have.

I Horty, out and proud, take you Maryjane to be my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did the day before. I will trust you and respect you, laugh with you and cry with you, loving you faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles we may face together. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love, from this day forward for as long as we both shall live. 

I honor you with all that you are. I embrace you with all that you bring. I embrace you with your family which has become my family.

 From this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.

There is a matchmaker god who is in charge of marriages and she has done a good job.

Today our red string of fate is permanently shortened, so much so, that our hands are side by side and will remain that way until our time on Earth is done. I promise that I will wait for you until we meet again to start our next life together.

Our life has come full circle.

You are my love, you are my life …. You are my forever partner. 

first and last, alpha and omega





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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!! 


‘Till death do us part!’


38 thoughts on “At the end of the day …. It has been a amazing whirlwind of emotion!!

  1. Joy! Love! Happiness!

    I send my love to both of you and am so happy that you now have been able to be officially married. So glad times have changed to make your wedding possible!

    Great photos of the two of you!

    Hugs to you and MJ ❤

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  2. Dear Horty and Maryjane…. Wonderful!!! Oh how thrilled I am for you both.. Congratulations to both on your Wedding.. Its fantastic that at last your union can be recognised as the laws change..

    I know you will continue to be extremely happy… You both look radiant.. 🙂 and so so Happy..

    Much love and Happiness to you Horty … ❤ ❤

    {It was my own honour in the year 2001 to act as a minister within the Spiritual context of the union of two dear female friends who took their own vows .. They asked me to write them a poem which became part of their ceremony.. I was so very honoured they asked me to oversea their proceedings ..}

    Blessings for your continued Happiness and future.. xx

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  3. Pingback: Two Years Anniversary …. “A dream come true …. it’s still legal …. “!! | It Is What It Is

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