- 5 years ago
- Wedding: January 2013
We are having a small, Christian wedding. My fiance’ and I decided to write about 350 words on how we feel, and then finish it up with “I promise to’s.” I feel like the vows are all over the place, but it might be because I have been looking at them so long…and re-written them so many times! I am really just wanting to know if anything sounds awkward…or way too out of place! What do you think, bees?
Dave, as a child dreaming up the man I would marry, I would have never in a million years put the two of us together. We are complete opposites, in almost every way. You love everything salty, and I love everything sweet. You love sports, I love musicals. I am a bit disorganized, and you are a bit, over-organized. Many would say this is “opposites attracting.” But, I believe that God designed this long ago.
I have been so excited for this day to finally come. Because, this day means that for all the rest of my days, I get to come home to my best friend. It is honestly the best and most exciting thing that has ever happened in my life, and what’s even more exciting is that, I know that it will only get better from here.
I consider myself so lucky to have found a man so strong and so lost in Christ. You have taught me so much about putting my faith in God when times are tough. It is with you, that I have finally been able to let go of my biggest worries and give them completely to God. And I know that you will continue to push me in my faith throughout the years. In a man, I could have found no one else to fill all of the shoes that you do. You are my protector, my best friend, my consolation, my teammate, my financial advisor, my logic, and my encouragement. I could never tell you how grateful I am for having so much faith in our relationship over the years. Or how grateful I am for the faith that you have in me.
You make me laugh so much just by being you. You make me feel beautiful and priceless, when often I feel the opposite. Every single day, your patience and willingness to help me with everything that I do amazes me.
I promise to support you in every decision, every wrong turn, and every mistake.
When the GPS has mislead you, and we drive 2 hours out of our way (again), I promise to make you laugh and let you know that it’s okay.
I promise to strive every day to be the woman that I know that I am through your eyes, and the woman that I know you deserve.
I promise to laugh when you laugh and laugh at myself when needed.
When you finish your meal before me, I promise to always give you the other half of my meal, because I know you will still be hungry 😉
I promise to always get ridiculously giddy about holidays and decorate well in advance.
I promise to never lose my love of classical music and cooking for you.
I promise to love you when it’s easy, and also when it’s more of an effort.
I promise to make an honest, unwavering effort to keep up with my phone from this day forward.
I promise to accept your help when I am overwhelmed, and not try to take everything on by myself.
I promise to be completely faithful and truthful to you for all of our days.
I promise to never forget how much you have changed my life for the better.
I promise to love you through whatever may come, as much and more as I do at this moment.