Perhaps we shouldn't admit this, but we're a wee bit skeptical of blogs. Sure, there are some great ones out there full of how-to's on just about any topic imaginable. There are also blogs that are downright hilarious. We laugh so hard reading Cake Wrecks that it must count as our ab workout for the week.
That said, it feels a little narcissistic to say, "We are starting a blog," as if the world has just been aching to hear about the minutae of our lives. Who are WE, we ask ourselves, to start a blog?
Individually, we are just two ordinary women, Danielle and Elaine, living out what are basically two ordinary lives. We work full time, go to church, pay our bills, cook, clean, watch tv. Nothing particularly blog-worthy there. What sets us apart is that we are a lesbian couple caught up in the most wonderful love story at a time when the laws of our state and country tell us that we are second-class citizens, separate and somehow "less than". We feel like a run-of-the-mill, regular old married couple and know we have much more in common with heterosexual couples than the few differences used to divide us. However, it was only a week or two ago when presidential hopeful Rick Santorum stated that children growing up with same-sex parents would be better off being raised by convicts. Sorry to object, Senator, but we are just not that subversive. Thanks for giving us a bad-ass reputation, but our anti-establishment activities tend to limit themselves to accruing small library fines or fixing breakfast for dinner. Scandals? You won't find them in our home. We're too busy reading or knitting to get into trouble.
Because of the tenuous political situation regarding equal rights for ALL, we feel that this is as good a time as any to begin telling our story. WE know that we're no different from anyone else, but nothing will change for us and the family we want to start unless OTHERS realize and embrace the fact that we are not a threat to the country or to anyone's marriage, that we are not in the least bit scary or different.
So here it begins....our story in bits and pieces. The laugh-out-loud parts. The story of how we met and fell in love. The day of our wedding ceremony. Our struggles. Our joys. Our very cute dog. (We couldn't leave her out.)
We hope you'll join us on our journey and help us fight the good fight.
Danielle and Elaine