I was just in shock I was married.
I was in shock that my name was so different.
It felt like an end of an era.
And it was of course.
It was a new chapter.
Albeit a very short chapter but...
I remember when I first got my driver's license.
It was the first time a stranger had mispronounced my new name.
The guy passing out the freshly printed driver's licenses was the first one to butcher my new Cuban last name.
I had a great new picture so I rushed home to show Roger.
"Look dear, my new license."
Roger had a weird look on his face.
"You signed your new last name wrong."
"No I didn't!"
"Yes, you did. You only put the first three letters."
"Hmm, well, yeah but that is what I did before too."
"But that's not right."
"Hmm, you don't sign the whole thing either. You just do a squiggly line."
"It is still all there. You just can't read it. You completely left off the rest of it."
"Yes dear. Whatever you say, dear."
I did modify my name a bit.
I added a slight squiggle.
Just enough to quiet my husband.
It will be strange when I marry again.
At some point way in the future.
I am not sure what I will do with my name.
Will I change it again?
Will I have to learn to sign a new name?
Will it be as emotional as last time?
I am betting it will actually.
I kind of have an idea of what I will do but we shall see...
A name is just a name anyway, right?
I will always be Roger's wife.