- 3 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
So my wedding is on saturday and I knew my vows would come to me when they came, but I did not expect it to come like this- I was having a dream/nightmare that I forgot to write my vows and I had to say them off-the-cuff and they were awesome, and I shot awake shortly after 5am, flew out of bed and went and wrote the whole thing down in a haze. I’m really happy with how it turned out- we are doing a non-trad, very small ceremony. What do you think?! (sorry the font is jacked up)
When I met you 5 years ago, I could immediately tell there was something about you that would make us close friends. We had an immediate connection and I could feel that you were the kind of person I wanted to know better, but there were many things I didn’t know then that I do know now.
I didn’t know that you make the best scrambled eggs and I didn’t know that you always yell at the tv when watching the Saturday morning news. I didn’t know that you shared my love of dogs and that you would would end up being the puppydaddy to two of our own. I also didn’t know then that you are the kindest, smartest, funniest and most patient man that I know.
I didn’t know that I would turn to you in times of sorrow, and rejoice with you in times of celebration.
I didn’t know that you would advise me through the many, many journeys I would take over the next 5 years.
I didn’t know that you would protect me from terrible bosses and the occasional belligerent police officer. And I didn’t know that you would be the person who cares for me the most in this world.
I could never have known then that today would mark the day that we end our voyage as friends and begin our lives as husband and wife. I am so, so proud to be calling you my husband
And while your eggs, home improvement and mental math skills reign supreme, there are a few things I promise as we embark on this adventure together:
I promise to continue to make linguine with clams as often as requested
I promise to laugh with you when life is messy.
I promise to always have your wellbeing at heart
I promise to turn the vent fan on when I make bacon. Maybe.
I promise to care for you when you are sick
I promise to be your advocate, your common-sense and your partner as we grow disgracefully old together.
I promise to love you forever, not because we are married but because we are truly two parts of one whole, as we and everyone around us have known for so many years.
T, I love you and I am so proud of you and of us and of where we are today. I am honored to call myself your wive. These are my vows to you, forever and always.