Its strange to think how we’ve ended up at this point, standing here in front of friends and family. It seems like only yesterday I met you for the first time, drunk guy in tow, distracted by your blushing cheeks. Over the months we have grown closer than most people thought possible, especially meeting the way that we did. We both know the secret though, it’s that God’s timing is perfect. He set us aside until we were both ready to fully accept, understand and truly enjoy one another. And for that, I am eternally grateful. I vow to dry your eyes when they are filled with tears of happiness or grief, to pray with you every night and to never stop dating or loving you until we pass away.
Since the day I met you, your smile changed my outlook on life. Although you constantly made me blush, as I am also probably doing now, it was a feeling of such happiness. Your presence was such a familiarity to me that I couldn’t quite pinpoint at just that moment but I knew it was something special.
From that moment forward, I had grown into something that I never thought I could. Because of you, I’m stronger, I’m happier and of course I sure am teased more. I’ve been taught a great deal from you – how to be more patient, how to stick up for myself, how to laugh harder, how to love deeper and how to follow God’s path for myself and for us. There is this deep love that you give me that I’m sure no other person could fulfill.
I promise to give you the best of myself; I promise to trust and respect you; I promise to remember that your interests, dreams and goals are no less important than my own; I promise to do all that I can to make sure you’re happy every day, excited to come home to me & Chip and reminded of your worth each day that passes; I promise to support you in all of your adventures, challenges and dreams; I promise to carry any burdens with you and to always remember that we are Team Babe; I promise to be your partner and equal in all things; I promise to lead you back to God even when it’s a difficult day; I promise to adore you, to hold you and to spoil you; I promise to love you beyond explanation, every day and always; I promise I won’t give up; more importantly, I promise to continue to be your biggest fan. I will strive to be the best wife I can be to you and to always develop with you as we become one.
I promise all of today’s vows to you and more but know that I also promise to stand by you through the “do yous?”, the “a lot of people sayin you won’t do it’s”, the terrible movie choices, the chin quivers, the annoyance of you messing with our little Chip, the anxious days and even all the whining that may occur.
I am so appreciative of the love and patience you give me every single day, for all the effort you put in for a split second smile and for all of the drive you give me to push on. I know how true you are to me. I’m so proud of you and I’m so proud to call you mine. I can’t wait to see how we grow even greater together as one.
Now, standing here today, I can proudly pinpoint just what that familiarity was on the day that we met. That familiarity was my home. You’re my best friend and my soulmate. Thank you for being my home and for making this life ahead for us so bright. I can’t wait to laugh through the good times and the bad with you. God did an amazing job at choosing my person and I’m so glad that it’s you.
I love you very much.
3 Sentence Love Story
There are many aspects to a relationship that are necessary for continued growth; a foundation of mutual belief (ours is Jesus Christ and only the strongest one possible), a strong friendship and goals to obtain together. By letting God light our way, we have found a deeper relationship than either thought possible.