Husband and Wife
Once the officiate declared us “husband and wife,” I felt a little surge down my spine. We’re not boyfriend and girlfriend anymore, not that I think we ever really called ourselves that. Seems so high school. But now he’s not just “my man” – he’s my “husband.” It just sounds so official. And it is. We have titles now, not that it changes your love or the roles you play in your relationship – it just makes it that much more REAL I guess. And because he has a real title now, you find that you start to address him as such. I don’t call him John to people who don’t know us. I call him “my husband.” When asked on documents to list the relationship of my emergency contact, I write “husband.” It’s like a new set of credentials you have, and for some reason, it just feels like the terms husband and wife carry more weight with them…and in a good way.