- 5 years ago
My fiance and I are writing our own vows. I’m afraid that what I have is too long, but I’ve already cut it back and it’s coming from my heart. We are both Christians, so that is why there is a religious tone. Please let me know what you think… too long? should I cut back more? or just revise what I have…
Richie, 4 years ago in the summer of 2011, we met up for the first time, and didn’t know how to greet each other, so we awkwardly shook hands. I laugh now when I think back to that day because I am now joining hands in marriage with the same hand that I shook awkwardly that day. In you, Richie, God has blessed me with a constant companion, a kindred spirit, a spiritual partner, and my very best friend. I can’t believe God has gifted me with such a compassionate, kind, smart, caring, creative, and zany person to spend my life with. I am so thankful for your compassionate heart and giving spirit, your out of the box way of viewing the world, the way that you are so encouraging to others, and your crazy, goofy sense of humor and way that you make me laugh harder than anyone ever has. I love how you love and truly embrace my family as your own family and how you treat my sisters as your own sister. Thank you so much for all the times that you encourage me with a Christ like love and have confidence in me when I do not believe in myself, and for the countless times you’ve pointed me to how the Lord wants me to view myself when I cannot see anything good in myself. Thank you for your gentle and affirming ways and for patiently just listening to me; and for letting me cry on your shoulder sometimes and encouraging me to do so. You are such a treasure to me, dear, and I cannot believe that I get to spend every day of my life with you!
Richie, I have no idea where this journey of life will take us, but it is my privilege and my promise to walk with you hand in hand through whatever God places on our path. I promise to rejoice and laugh with you through life’s joys. I promise to faithfully stay with you, serve you, and hold your hand tight both when it feels easy and when it feels effortful, and support you through whatever challenges we may face. I promise to personally look to God to grow spiritually each day of my life so that I can keep growing into the wife that He wants me to be to you. I promise to encourage you, to be patient with you, and to support and nurture your dreams and creativity I promise to help you and walk along side of you as you continue to become the man who God wants you to be. I promise to serve the Lord with you for the rest of our lives however He leads us to do so. I promise to love your family as my family for the rest of our lives. I promise to be the best mother that I can to any children that the Lord chooses to give us and to raise them with you purposefully in the Truth. When life gets busy or stressful, I promise to deliberately make nurturing our marriage and friendship my top priority. I will be your best friend and your partner on all of life’s adventures.
Richie, before God and before our family and our friends it is my joy to pledge and present my whole heart and self to you to love and cherish you forever in sickness and health, through sunshine and storms. I do not take these vows that I have spoken at all lightly and I promise to look to the Lord to give me the strength to do and be all of these things and be these things to you and to commit our marriage to daily prayer.
Thanks SO much for your opinion!!!