- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
A few notes before you read it, the ceremony is extremely short, so length isn’t an issue, and we are both writers so I chose a story and theme that I thought carried me through the whole piece. Anyone who has ever attempted this knows, it doesn’t matter how good of a writer you are, this is not like anything you’ve ever written before (believe me, I’m in the process of getting a Masters in English Literature). I need feedback badly on how these sound.. I tried not to get too sappy, so I wouldn’t cry. Thanks bees!
To the love of my life
I can’t express to you in any worldly means the things I’m feeling, standing beside you now. Although this attempt can only be described as lacking, I give you these words, in front of all our closest friends and family, as a token of my commitment to you.
When I think back to the day you confessed your love to me, I still feel the breath catch in my chest. That was the first time I knew, my love for words was a sham, because not even they could bring to light the thing that was growing inside my heart.
I know now that won’t be the only time that words will fail us in this life. There will be times when we use words to hurt each other, there will be times when words won’t be enough to undo that hurt, and there will be times when the words simply refuse to come out, even when we need them most.
I never told you before, but it is my life’s regret that you were made to wait a single moment before knowing that I truly loved you back.
The truth is, words are meaningless without intent and for that reason I will not promise to laugh with you and not at you, I will not promise to fold my laundry, I will not promise to sweep my hair off the floor, to stop leaving make-up on your side of the counter, or to quit eating crumbly things in bed.
But I will promise you this: I promise to be your loving wife, the mother of your children, and your faithful friend, I promise to tell you I love you every day, I promise I will do everything in my power to ensure that there is never a doubt in your mind about that love, and above all I promise you when there is nothing left, not even words, there will still be you and I, making the ordinary extraordinary, forever.