Well, after 5 years, my roommate and I have decided to get married!!!! I’m excited. He’s a wonderful man, and I don’t know what I’d do without him. My best friend since junior high school is not only standing up with me, she’s also making my dress. I am truly blessed.
Naturally, this has led me to do some refresher reading about the history of handfasting and the meanings behind it. Handfasting dates to the ancient Celts and involves the wrapping of the intended’s hands with a cord and tying a knot. Sounds simple enough, and overall, it is, but you can choose to use all four hands, right hands, left hands, or one of each, depending on what it means to you.