Thursday, December 11, 2014

the union of Amber and Zooko, 1999–2014

the union of Amber and Zooko, 1999–2014

We met and fell in love in the year 1999, and were married the next year. Some of you reading this were present at that wedding, which was a joyous occasion.

We have had fifteen years of love together, and have brought three wonderful children into our families and community.

This year, we decided to separate. It is the most difficult and painful process either of us has ever undergone.

We hereby ask our friends and family to support us and our children in our new post-marriage lives. We will be closely cooperating in the parenting of our children. We will each continue to be friends and family to the other, and we each ask our friends and family to treat our ex- as a member of our family.

Although this change is accompanied by grief and sorrow, we feel optimism about our future, and ask not for condolences, but for compassion, encouragement, and for well-wishes for our new lives.

posted by Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn and Amber Wilcox-O'Hearn, December 11, 2014