- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
Okay, so I started out sharing our personalized vows because some bees needed some inspiration, and now I want to hear yours too! So let’s all share and help out some future brides! 🙂
Here are mine:
Our relationship has been like a jigsaw puzzle. Just as the corners provide the foundation for the framework of a puzzle, our journey began with a foundation of friendship. As we turned over each piece and examined it from various perspectives, we carefully placed a new piece of our puzzle together. There may have been obstacles along the way – some simple to solve, others not so simple – and we haven’t always agreed or seen eye to eye. But never once have we doubted that we wanted to complete our puzzle together. So here we are today, placing the most important piece thus far, with the prospect of many more to come.
Our puzzle may not have come with a picture on the box, but I know without a doubt that when the final piece is laid, we will have created a beautiful panorama filled with a lifetime of love.
Today, we stand in front of our friends and family to pledge our love to one another, and I can say with utter certainty and clarity that I love you, and you are the one that I am meant to be with. Our connection has always been stronger than words could ever describe. You are my rock, my protector, and my hope, and I couldn’t ask for anything more than to fall in love with my best friend. I promise to always love you (even when you are playing video games all day long), to lift your spirits when you are down, to support you no matter where life takes us, and most of all, I promise to never give up on our puzzle.
During our 5 years apart, it was this same hug that we shared at the end of every visit. We often never knew how long the next break was going to be, but within that hug was the deepest unspoken commitment, that we would stay true to each other, we would wait for each other, knowing that with each visit we were one step closer to being together again.
And it’s this deep commitment you’ve embodied throughout your life that makes you so special, and which has taught me so much. Your commitment to music, developing your incredible talent, and teaching the next generation inspires me every day. Your commitment to your friends and your family has helped me realize how important it is to maintain our relationships.
But it’s your commitment to our relationship that makes me so lucky to have you in my life. Despite my nail biting, my wardrobe of fleeces, my slow driving in a Daewoo, and my uber-nerd addiction to video games, you love me for who I am, and with you I have never felt more comfortable being myself.
And so on this day, I promise to always be honest with you, to support you in your goals and dreams, and to put our family first above everything else. I will be there to make you laugh, when you’re feeling blue, and when you’re feeling under the weather, drive you to the doctor when you stubbornly refuse to go. I will love you forever, and never leave your side.
And now, what used to be a goodbye hug at the end of every month, will transition into the happiest welcome home hug at the end of every day. You are my best friend, the love of my life, and we are together – at last.