Amber, I’ve waited a long time for this day. We’ve been through many tests, long distance skypes/texts/calls, wrestling with visa expectations, finances, and spiritual battles.
You’ve become my best friend over the last three years. Ever since the second day of meeting you, I knew you cared for me. Now I see that we complement each other, you know when to just go, and I know when to pause and think.
When I first met you, you were cool and edgy and a natural leader in your team. I liked that. Today I see that He is forming you to be powerful and effective in His kingdom. Since being your best friend I’ve been able to be more of who I was made to be, adventurous, bold, expressive, and maybe a little more crazy. (yikes!)
I promise to always love you, to not withhold my affection from you, to endure hardship with you, go on adventures with you. I’ll be available whenever you call. I’ll ask before I eat any of your sacred donuts. I wont let us fall, because I will lead our family under the direction and protection of our Lord who has led us this far.
Levi, we are finally here. Today, our adventures begin.
I vow to love Jesus before I love you. And in that, I will be able to love you the best way that I can, with Jesus as my example- full of forgiveness, compassion, and grace.
I vow to respect you and the authority given to you as the head of the house the way that Christ is the head of the church.
I vow to choose the greater good for you by denying myself and serving your needs before my own.
I vow to be your encourage-er, prayer warrior, reminder-er, fellow adventurer and lover.
I vow to be always be your best friend and personal cheerleader for all of life’s adventures.
I love you.
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3 Sentence Love Story
We met as missionaries with Youth With a Mission in Switzerland, when we worked together for only 2 weeks. We kept in touch, from California to Switzerland to Canada, realizing quickly that we were the one for each other. Love (and the Lord) is so sweet because we are now married, and living in Canada- Levi’s home country.