Christian John Michael Harris,
Three years ago sitting outside in Kenya getting to know each other, I never would have imagined this day… becoming one through Christ, surrounded by our friends and family. I truly believe that God gave me you when I needed it most and not a single fiber in my body has any doubt that you are the person I am supposed to team up with for life. I remember praying for you and for this day as a little girl. My heart could explode with all the love and happiness that fills it today, and I have you to thank for that.
I promise to be your biggest motivator and the loudest cheerleader in all that you do.
I promise to support the decisions that you make and to stand beside you through all of them.
I promise to love you unconditionally and selflessly during the highs of our marriage, but even more so when the world seems to tremble below our feet. I will never give up on us.
I promise to be patient when there are wet towels left on the bed, and I hope you will do the same when I try to tell you how to drive.
I promise to always kiss you good night before bed and to pray for you before falling asleep.
I promise to cherish the things that make us, us, like milkshakes on Christmas Eve and pizza and wine on the floor for Valentine’s Day.
I promise to choose you every day with an unwavering heart for the rest of our lives.
I promise to work on my stubbornness and to accept that I can’t always be right.
I promise to be quick to apologize when I make mistakes, and to wrap you in forgiveness when you do.
I promise to honor and respect you in all ways.
I promise to make time for the small things in the midst of the crazy busy lives we plan to live.
I promise to push you emotionally, physically, and mentally to be all that you can be, because I know you are capable of so much.
I promise to be the best wife that I can be, and one day God willing, the best mother to our children.
I promise to always be your best friend.
Babe, you make me feel beautiful, loved, protected, and taken care of. You make me a better person, and I don’t ever want to live my life without you by my side. Thank you for being mine. I love you, most.
As I stand before you today in the house of God among those we hold most dear, I bear to you my soul. It is in this moment that we make the leap into eternity, and bind ourselves to each other by taking this sacred oath.
Three years ago, while only three years ago, feels like a time from another life. Your love has opened my eyes. It has changed me forever, and I will never let it go.
This is a tremendous honor that fills my heart with joy, and inspires me to be all that you could ever want in a Husband.
It is easy to give love when the seas are calm. It is when we are inevitably tested by life’s challenges, that we must hold on to one another and remember back to this day. The day we vowed to love each other unequivocally and unconditionally.
Before you take my last name as your own, I vow to you this:
I will always respect you.
I will never betray your friendship or your trust.
I will always be there for you, no matter what.
I will never belittle you or your feelings.
I will always be reasonable and empathize with you.
I will always put you before any other person.
I will do the little things that remind you of how much I love you.
I will fight for you when you need to be fought for.
I will love you until the day that I die.
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3 Sentence Love Story
We got to know each other during a mission trip to Africa. Once we were back in the states, we fell hard, fast. Three years later, he made me the happiest girl in the world, and I got to become his wife!