I, Jalina, take you, Anthony, to be my husband, the embodiment of my dreams, and my only love. To you, I give my entire self–heart, mind, body, and soul.
As your wife, I vow to be patient, honest, and faithful, and to always act in the interest of our marriage above my own interests.
I promise to be your best friend and your trusted partner–to be everything you need and to let you be everything I need by turning to you in times of great joy and deep sorrow.
I will keep an open mind and an open heart. I will not speak more than I listen, or take more than I give.
I promise to support you in all your life decisions, to care for you when you forget to, and above all, to always love you, even and especially at your worst.
I look forward to growing with you, and I will forever be grateful for you and all life gives us throughout our time together. May we never part, even in death.
I LOVE you more than anything in the world. It makes me extremely happy that from this day on, I get to call you my wife. Today we start the rest of our life together not as two people, but as one. Husband and wife.
You mean the world to me, and I would do anything for you. I am honored to have the opportunity to take care of you and have you take care of me, to walk with you by my side as we start our adventure into the future.
I promise to love you and stay faithful until my last breath. I promise to be there for you when things get tough. I promise to be strong for you when you need me to be. To listen when you need someone to talk to. To give advice if needed. I will be the man to catch you when you fall, the hands to lift you up when you’re down, the shoulder to cry on when it gets too much, and the voice to tell you it’s going to be okay. I know I’m not perfect, and I know I never will be, but with you in my life, I have the will to try. I love you and will always love you. I swear this with my kiss!
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3 Sentence Love Story
We met in high school but lost touch for several years, during which time I had dreams about “the man I was supposed to marry.” When we reconnected, I realized Anthony perfectly matched the man of my dreams, so we got married at age 20 at a Southern California beach wedding he planned himself. Through deployments, loss, near-divorce, infertility, and more, our relationships with each other and with Christ have grown stronger, and the same pastor who married us will be dedicating our second son in October 2018.