- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
I’ve tried posting this before, let’s see if it works…. I know they are long but it’s the most important part of the day…
Bob Marley said it best,
“He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.”
God, timing and yahoo personals brought us together. I was initially attracted to your smile, sense of humor and state of origin. There was something different about our interaction that I noted from our first communication. Instead of rushing things, I painstakingly committed to savoring you like the tastiest chocolate dessert, slowly, bite by bite. It became clear to me pretty soon that you were MY baby, from being the only man who could tell me to shut up to challenging me express and share my feelings.
You taught me that it was okay to be vulnerable, alright to lean on someone, acceptable to enjoy being the passenger and not the driver all the time, but most importantly you taught me how to love you, daringly and blindly, without expectations or limitations. You even channeled patience and showed fortitude by taking the time to teach me how to ride a bicycle. And for all that I will always love you and call you my first, conscious love.
As we stand here, after years of unknotting the kinks between us and before our family that we have woven together, I pledge/promise to you my undying love, in this place, that place and the next, in tandem for all time. I carry your heart, I carry it in my heart. I am blessed to share this time and space with you, a man made just for me by God. Let’s never be normal and always be us.