Thankful does not begin to convey the depths of my gratitude to be able to love a man like you. I am both humbled and honored to call you my partner, adventure buddy, confidant, and best friend. From the early days in our relationship it was clear you were a man who was willing to put your whole heart into loving me, regardless of what you got in return. You have continued to show me that love in a manner that is so unabashed, selfless, and consistent even when I don’t deserve it. I stand here before you today and I am so excited to return that great love for the rest of our lives. I am committed to loving you unconditionally and without hesitation on your best days and even more on your worst. I will strive each and every day to demonstrate patience, forgiveness, and grace in our marriage. I vow to be quick to listen, slow to speak, and to never let the sun go down on my anger. I promise to respect and trust you (even if I think I am always right). I promise to affirm you in public and in private. I promise to remind you of your dreams and hold you accountable in pursuing them. I promise to dance with you down the hallways and hold your hand through all of our adventures. However, I know my greatest adventure will be pursuing and loving you for a lifetime. I will always work to be worthy of the love you have shown me, Jake. Throughout the pressures of the present and the uncertainties of the future, I promise to love you boldly, adventurously, and sincerely, for always!
As we stand before each other now, we can successfully say, “we made it!” As your husband, these are truths that I vow to you every day: I vow to support you, to stand by your side, to make mistakes together, to learn together, to argue…but only for resolution (and because I didn’t put the toilet seat down). I vow to give you my affection, my attention, and my best attempt every day. I vow to be the best spider killer, adventure seeking, sweets-eating, back scratching husband in the world. I am your husband, your caretaker, your hand to hold, and your support. We will experience hardship and pain, but also joy and love. I cant imagine myself spending those moments with anyone but you. I can’t wait to grow old with you and be your best friend, but above all, I vow to love you with everything that I have, through anything we experience, for every moment that we have.
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3 Sentence Love Story
Freshman year of college his endlessly devoted love and kindness (finally) overpowered my stubbornness. We transferred colleges and spent the next 3 summers long-distance, surviving by handwritten letters and 900 mile round trip car rides to see each other. Senior year he asked for my forever and we are now happily married and living out a brand new adventure with our cute pup in UT!