A secret congratulations

I’ve been meaning to say something about this for the last couple of days, but I didn’t know how. It’s all very secretive. I’ve got to say it in a way that separates the knowing from the unknowing – those who are aware of it will understand completely, but those who aren’t will have no idea.

It’s as easy as this: congratulations. Congratulations on a union that has a basis of love, companionship and trust. Congratulations on making it through the trials you’ve both gone through to be with each other, and the time apart due to a system that wasn’t allowing either of you to be comfortable. Congratulations on taking a leap that most people never would have even attempted.

I’m excited for both of you as you start a new life together, free finally to pursue whatever it is you have planned.

Sometimes specifics never need to be mentioned. Secrets can be kept. Lives allowed to move on without extra troubles.

So congratulations, friends. I’m happier for you than you could imagine.

This was lovingly handwritten on May 15th, 2006