Sunday, January 06, 2013


Can you see me grinning?  Do you see me up doing the happy dance?  There are high fives, hugs, kisses and happiness in the PK household these days.

LJ and Colin are getting married!!

I’m so excited! My baby is getting married. I’d had my doubts.  LJ himself had told me he didn’t think he was the marrying type.  Several years ago he had said ‘I’m an individual – I don’t want to be half of anything.’ I told him that I understood and he was not ready to marry.

I told him, ‘That’s fine.  When you feel like you are only half without the other person - that’s when you’ll be ready to get married.’  Over this past year he said he realized he did want to spend the rest of his life with Colin.  No details have been worked out yet.  They are thinking sometime in October or November, maybe.  It will be in New York City for sure – can’t very well do it here in the south.

A brief history for my newer readers, LJ shared with me that he was gay when he was fourteen.  After I got over my fear of AIDS, or that he would be beaten up in school, I was fine.  It was simply the way he was born and I wouldn’t change him for the world! He met Colin when he was sixteen and they have been together ever since, almost eight years now.  Here and here are a couple of posts I’ve written about them over the years.

So if you hear a popping noise and feel a button whizzing by your head, don’t worry, it’s just me!

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Written by PK at 5:30 PM



At 5:49 AM, Blogger Paul said...

I'm very happy for them both.
I wish them a long, healthy and peaceful life together.
Love and warm hugs,

At 6:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Congrats on the announcement of your son getting married.
I pray that they have a very long and prosperous life together.

At 6:30 AM, Blogger Roz said...

OH PK, such wonderful news and a lovely post.

Congratulations to LJ and Colin, I am so happy for them both - and LJ's proud parents :)
I wish them a long and happy life together.


At 6:30 AM, Blogger Bas said...

Congratulations PK and Nick for your son getting married.
I'm happy for all of you.
It's good to see that the youngest generation still values the idea of staying together for the rest of your life.

At 6:47 AM, Blogger poured out said...

Congrats, PK. That is wonderful news.

And what wonderful advice as well...."When you feel like you are only half without the other person - that’s when you’ll be ready to get married."

At 8:43 AM, Blogger Joolz said...

Congratulations to you all. What a lovely start to the new year! Xx

At 10:34 AM, Blogger sunnygirl said...

As I said in the email. Congratulations to all. Wonderful news and what a way to start off the New Year. Enjoy your time together.

At 10:58 AM, Blogger Florida Dom said...

Congratulations, PK. That is wonderful news about your son. And he is so lucky to have such understanding parents. And Colin is lucky to have you as his future mother-in-law.


At 2:14 PM, Blogger abby said...

Congrats to all is a wonderful way to start the new year! It is what we wish for our children..that they find their other half!
hugs abby

At 2:42 PM, Blogger ians mrs said...

Congratulations PK and Nick! LJ and Colin!
I know how you feel, PK my son just married the love of his life and I understand how wonderful it is to be bursting your buttons! It is such a special time in a parent's life to see that their child is ready to commit to another person, and amazing to know that the one they found is so wonderful.
After the wedding, I really felt like we had another child in our family.
hugs and love

At 3:52 PM, Blogger ronnie said...

Oh my, fantastic. I am so happy for them both. Thanks for sharing this wonderful news with us.

Congratulations, LJ and Colin, I wish you both a wonderful life together.


At 5:00 PM, Blogger Scunge said...

Never say never PK Maryland has been enlightened. So your state may sometime be as well! A New York wedding though will be wonderful congrats to your family one and all. :)

At 5:47 PM, Blogger Blue Bird said...

Congratulations PK! : D

At 7:01 PM, Anonymous Anastasia Vitsky said...

Congratulations! How wonderful! :D

At 7:16 PM, Blogger Cat said...

Congratulations to LJ and Colin! Wishing them a wonderful loving life together.

Congrats PK on adding a new member to your family!


At 7:22 PM, Blogger Minelle Labraun said...

Still doing the happy dance here and smiling widely. It makes me so happy that they can realize that dream!!What a year this is going to be for all of you!
Like I have said....wooooo hoooooo! Yippeeee!

At 9:17 PM, Blogger Blondie said...

So happy for you. Congratulations to LJ and Colin. And I am proud to be your friend, not all parents are as open as you are.

At 10:48 PM, Blogger PK said...

Thank you Paul,
I guess you've been hearing about LJ for a long time now.

At 10:49 PM, Blogger PK said...

So happy you came by. Thank you, I pray the same.

At 10:50 PM, Blogger PK said...

Thanks, we are all pretty happy!

At 10:52 PM, Blogger PK said...

Thanks Bas,
I'm proud that they have these values too.

At 10:54 PM, Blogger PK said...

Thanks, it's kinda nice that he still listens to his mom sometimes.

At 10:56 PM, Blogger PK said...

It was a wonderful New Year's surprise.

At 11:00 PM, Blogger PK said...

Thanks, I sure am lucky to have Colin!

At 11:03 PM, Blogger PK said...

These guys were so lucky to have found each other so long ago. They've already been together longer that the average first marriage lasts.

At 11:07 PM, Blogger PK said...

Thanks Lillie,
Now can you tell me all the responsibilities I'm supposed to have. I know nothing about this!

At 11:09 PM, Blogger PK said...

I had to tell my family out here! I'm sure you'll be hearing much more about the wedding as time goes on.

At 11:10 PM, Blogger PK said...

I will be very happy when my state joins the 21 century, until then that New York wedding does sound exciting.

At 11:12 PM, Blogger PK said...

Thanks, BB

At 11:12 PM, Blogger PK said...

Thanks Ana, I'm ready to be a MIL!

At 11:13 PM, Blogger PK said...

Thanks, I've got three kids now and I'm loving it!

At 11:14 PM, Blogger PK said...

This is going to be an exciting year!

At 11:16 PM, Blogger PK said...

Thanks - He's my baby and I love him so very much.

At 11:17 PM, Blogger PK said...

Thank you all so much for your warm wishes for LJ and Colin. What a wonderful, wonderful community this is, accepting and supportive. You are all so special. I'll be away a while celebrating Christmas 2.0! But FF will be here Friday.

At 3:28 AM, Blogger Lea said...

Congratulations and I hope the planning isn't too stressful!

At 12:03 PM, Blogger playful little brat said...

Congratulations! This is wonderful news!

At 2:32 PM, Blogger Terpsichore said...

so happy for the them! Congratulations to them both! Thank-you for sharing such happy news. Can't wait to hear about the wedding plans... Enjoy celebrating Christmas 2.0! Hugs, Terps

At 2:33 PM, Blogger Terpsichore said...

please excuse my typos...that would be so happy for them! :-)

At 10:26 AM, Blogger Breanna Hayse said...

Congratulations to you all! Wonderful news. :)

Luvs, Bree

At 4:00 PM, Blogger Ami Starsong said...

PK you are a wonderful mother. Many congratulations to Colin and LJ. My son in law has a gay brother and we all love him and his significant other to bits. We keep hoping they eventually name a day, but nothing so far.

Hugs, Ami

At 10:22 PM, Blogger PK said...

It won't be for me - I just plan on showing up!

At 10:23 PM, Blogger PK said...

Thanks - they will be great together.

At 10:24 PM, Blogger PK said...

Christmas 2.0 was great and I'll be enjoying hearing about wedding plans too.

At 10:24 PM, Blogger PK said...

Thanks Breanna,
I think it's pretty wonderful too.

At 10:28 PM, Blogger PK said...

I don't know if I'm such a wonderful mother, but I know he is the greatest son! Hope your friends can marry someday if they want to.

At 6:37 PM, Blogger Julia D. said...

I'm so happy for your son, his fiance and you, PK. Congratulations!

Hugs, Julia


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