Kyle, Marrying you is the greatest honor.
I have watched our love beat the odds – we made it through high school, long distance (428 miles, to be exact) and 6 long, beautiful years of building upon the love of two fifteen year old kids who couldn’t stand to be apart. I loved 15 year old you – determined, kind, quiet, and discovering the man who you were destined to be. I loved 19 year old you – broken out of your shell, full of laughter, and forgiving. Now, I love 21 (almost 22) year old you – courageous, optimistic, humble, radiating joy, strong-hearted, God-fearing, open, patient, and everything that I can only hope to be. I can’t wait to love you at 26, 48, and 75. I promise to love you for who you have been, and for who you will become.
Kyle, I promise to respect you as my husband, and to give you my heart daily. I promise to adventure with you, seek Christ on a deeper level together, help you pursue your goals, and to always be your biggest fan. Thank you for reminding me that every day is an adventure. Thank you for being my protector, for loving every part of my soul and only holding me closer as you discover more of my heart. My love for you, Kyle, is more than just a feeling of in-loveness, it is an unwavering confidence that we are so much better together than we are apart, and that unconditional love is real.
Kyle, we have it. I love you so much.
Jessica, you amaze me.
You are loving, kind, gentle, smart, and so many other good things that I can’t say them all. I am blessed that I get to spend the rest of my life alongside you.
I loved who you were when we met, I love who you are today, and I commit to loving whoever you become in the future. I promise to support you and encourage you in all of your endeavors, and I promise to be your best friend. I will be there for you for all of your successes and I will be there when things don’t go quite as planned. I promise to always listen to you and to respect your opinion, even if it is not what I want to hear.
Life is not always easy, and it is not always perfect, but there is no one else I would rather be with than you. I think Ben Rector said it best when he said, “Life is not the mountaintops, it is the walking in between and I like you walking next to me.” I cannot wait to start our adventure together and live life with you.
Jessica, I love you.
3 Sentence Love Story
We met when we were fifteen and started dating a year later. Through high school, long distance, and 6 years of dating, we married soon after college graduation on a rainy and grace-filled January day. We are learning what it means to follow Christ on a deeper level together through marriage, and strive to use it as our mission field for His glory.