Breaking the Rules

I broke my own rule today. I usually do not use the computer on First Day (Sunday). However, we are traveling this week, and I doubt I will get another post written during the week, nor even look at email. We are headed to New Brunswick for three reasons: One, to see the new granddaughter and visit with the children; two, to look for a place to live next year; three, to get officially married in a civil ceremony.

Middle-aged rebels that we are, we had a Quaker-style wedding a while ago. No officiant, no paperwork. This is proving unsatisfactory to bishops and the government of Canada, who are not romantics in any way. So off we go, with a pile of papers to prove who we are and what we are.

I am a borderline romantic, so I made a dress (lavender in colour, white cape and apron.) I am finishing tonight a new black vest for Nicholas. It’s probably a little hilarious that we are getting married in the courthouse and not in a church, but this is the quickest way to resolve the not-officially-married dilemma.

So signing off for about a week…talk amongst yourselves. Pray without ceasing. Follow Jesus and keep to the middle of the road.

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3 thoughts on “Breaking the Rules

  1. Magdalena,

    Blessings and Best Wishes on your “legal” nuptuals. Consider it a new beginning. You are looking for a new place to live, you are looking to make changes. Think of this goverment required 2nd ceremony as a way you and your loving husband are recementing that which you have already done. With so many couples not surviving their commitment – consider yourselves lucky that you are given the opportunity to do it twice.

    Even though it is a goverment ceremony, remember wherever 2 or more are gathered….

  2. I spoke to an accountant the other day about disability deductions. He said to be sure that Nicholas sends in his notice to the CRA well in advance, and that if he does not do this, he will not receive the disability deduction. Just an FYI because I know how complicated the CRA can become.

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