- Mrs Hedgehog
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
We just finished writing our ketubah (Jewish marriage contract) text and I like it but then again, I am in the heat of the moment and will probably hate parts of it later. This document is going to be here for LIFE so I want to make sure it is perfect. What do you think?
On the first day of the week, the 10th day of July, in the year 2011, corresponding to the 8th day of Tamuz, in the year 5771, Mr Hedgie and Ms Hedgehog entered into a mutual covenant as Husband and Wife. Each vowed to the other: I promise to be ever accepting of you while treasuring your individuality; to comfort and support you other through life’s disappointments and sorrows; to revel and share in you joys and accomplishments; to share your hopes and dreams; to strive for an intimacy that will allow us to accomplish this promise and enable us to become the persons we are yet to be. I vow to establish a home open to all of life’s potential; a home filled with respect for all people; a home based on love and understanding; in which holidays and heritage are celebrated in accordance with Jewish and Christian cultures and traditions, and respect is fostered for the cultures and beliefs of both our families. We will fill it with laughter, empathy, faith, imagination, trust, friendship, companionship and love. May we live each day as the first, the last, the only day we will have with each other. For, I am my beloved and my beloved is mine. At this moment, you are all that I know and all that I see. As we grow old together and our love matures, may we grow in the passion and affection we feel today. You are my life; you are my dreams; you are my joy; you are my love; you are my everything.
We joyfully enter into this marriage and solemnly accept its obligations. This promise to each other, in the presence of our family and friends, is valid and binding.