This is true for gay and straight, Jewish and interfaith couples alike.Planning for our own wedding, we were no longer guiding another couple through this process; we were now counseling each other and seeking help from our rabbi.We were even danced around the that Shabbat to celebrate our engagement.I was thrilled to share the news with the rest of my friends and family, most of whom wished us mazel tov, eager to hear every detail and be involved with the wedding planning. You're responsible for another person's life as they are yours.''It was nice to just kind of have our own little personal, very small wedding.
'With dating you can be, "Hey, it's not working out," and you're out. There were a lot of friends and family that weren't even able to come, I felt bad about that.It seemed that the more time we spent together working, talking, or just relaxing in the staff lounge, the more we found ourselves wanting to be around each other and longingly searching out one another from across the room.Our close friends began to notice the sparks between us at the same time we were feeling them ourselves; the energy was palpable.Even though new relationships can be risky and sometimes scary, there is also tremendous safety in those that begin at camp.Over the next few years, we supported each other through our studies and student jobs. We cooked together, traveled together, and even lived in Israel together.
I thought everyone in my family would be equally thrilled when I announced I was getting married.