This is the marriage certificate of my Papa Charlie and my deceased grandmother. My papa is still alive, which is why I blurred out the majority of the document. I put this, because I know that he truly loved my grandmother. I know this from the stories he’s shared with me and how he glows when he talks about her. She is the only woman who gave him children, two daughters, one of whom is my biological mother.
While they are not the first couple within my family, they are a couple. Every family has a couple whom we descend from. I have been able to trace back further to find some of my more distant ancestral couples. I chose this one because of the evidence I have and the happiness that they shared. I am not yet married, but I know I want a love and happiness like the love shared between these two individuals.