I can’t believe we finally made it to this day weve been waiting for for so long. The
beginning of the rest of our lives. For the past 3 years our epic love has completely
changed my life for the better. You are incredible Latane.
You never settle.
You make people feel comfortable in their own skin.
You chase down authentic honest relationships with passion.
You surround yourself with the best people.
You’ve persevered through pain.
You’ve bravely taken grief head on.
You bounce back after getting knocked down time and again.
You dance like there’s no tomorrow.
You are quick to laugh and quick to forgive.
You’ve brought me joy that I had never experienced before.
I have learned so much just from being near you.
You are evidence that we have a God who loves us immeasurably, and you are the
greatest gift God has ever given me.
You are my best friend and the love of my life. I cant wait to take on the rest of our lives
So, Lat, from this day forward
I vow to wake up every morning and choose you, regardless of feelings or circumstance.
I vow to spend regular time alone with God. And to ask him every day to help me love
you the way he does.
I vow to take you to Red Robin when you’re in a bad mood
I vow to be a man of action, who does what he says he is going to do.
I vow to always be planning new adventures with you.
I vow to chase after your craziest of dreams and passions with you
I vow to pursue you, date you, and never stop trying to make you laugh
I vow to never stop trying to get to know you more.
I vow to never let you forget how beautiful you are.
I vow to dance with you til im a sweaty mess until were on our deathbeds.
I vow to explore the world with you, and to value experiences over things.
I vow to make our home a place where people can come and feel welcomed and loved.
To be a couple that loves people well.
I vow to make Netflix, the couch, and a bottle of wine a priority no matter the season of
I vow to put you before every person place or thing on Earth. My relationship with you
comes second only to God.
I vow to lead you spiritually, and love you sacrificially. To pray for you daily. To always
encourage you and push you deeper into the Kingdom.
I vow to stay by your side whether you’re in perfect health or a vegetable, or anything in
between. As long as were both alive I will cherish you and be your husband
I vow to overuse the words I love you.
I vow to lead us to live a good story inside the Greater Story.
Lets do this!
What a gift you are. A blessing only Jesus could have known I needed.
You have brought more light, laughter, adventure, encouragement, growth, vulnerability, and joy into
my life than I knew was possible. You are great man with that I admire in so many ways. I know a life
with you will abundant but will refine me. You are my best friend.
Four years ago, outside the dining hall at YL camp, we had a conversation that inspired me and launched
me into a season of transformation in my faith. I would’ve been blessed if the story stopped there. But I
am forever grateful that it didn’t. And today I stand here committing myself to you, continuing this
story, this epic love, and the life Jesus calls us to.
CJ, I vow to pursue you
I vow to serve you
I vow to choose joy in the midst of pain
I vow to forgive you and not keep a tally of wrongs
I vow to pray for patience and peace
I vow to pray for you and our family
I vow to be a considerate, loyal, and genuine friend
I vow to continue to get to know you and seek to understand you as we age, mature, and change
I vow to be your confidant, your comforter, and to always have your back
I vow to learn with you
I vow to love you in the ways that you feel love
I vow to listen and be honest with you, to be faithful to you to never stop dreaming with you
I vow to love Jesus first
I vow to love others with you and make our home one where people always feel welcome
I vow to ask Jesus to give me eyes for the man he is shaping you to become and to let me be his helper
as he continues to make you complete
I vow to be vulnerable with you
I vow to respect you and let you lead me
I vow to laugh, dance, talk in accents, dress up in costumes and to be goofy with you
I vow to climb mountains, camp, travel, and adventure with you in this beautiful creation God has given
I vow to take road trips with you
I vow to root for the Cougs (except like to today when they play the beavs)
I vow to be your teammate and work with you to discover Jesus’ calling on our lives throughout each
season we go through
I vow to pursue positivity, to love and take care of our children, to not quit and to persevere even when
marriage is hard and we don’t understand each other
I vow to take care of you in illness, to cry with you in times of sadness, but always ask Jesus to help me
see light over darkness
And I vow to love you fiercely, intentionally, and authentically for all the days of my life.
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3 Sentence Love Story
Two years after meeting through a mutual friend, it began to seem like we were apart of one another’s lives for a reason. We enjoyed three and a half abundant years of dating, learning more about friendship, joy, grief, growing up, and each other than we ever could have imagined. On December 16th, 2016, CJ proposed and 9 months later, with all of our favorite humans by our sides, we started our favorite adventure yet.