Today is our six month wedding anniversary! How did that happen?! I feel like our beautiful ceremony and reception were just yesterday. I wish I could teleport back to April 13th, reliving every single glorious moment of our sweet day. I was thinking about our vows, the words that we wrote for one another and said aloud in front of the people we love most, and I thought I would share them here with you today. We worked hard to craft these vows, cobbling them together from our thoughts and prayers and dreams as well as from inspiration found in the Bible, in books, and in beautiful wedding ceremonies. I absolutely love how they turned out – they perfectly encapsulate our spirit both as individuals and as a couple. I get all teary just typing them!
“On this day, I give you my heart, and with it, these promises:
I promise to love you for the rest of my life, following Christ in the journey He’s set out before us.
I promise to dream with you, to challenge you, to travel with you, and to grow with you.
I promise to serve you wholeheartedly, and walk beside you through whatever our lives may bring.
I will be yours in plenty and in want, in sickness and in health, in failure and in triumph.
I promise to be your partner in parenthood, your ally in conflict, your comrade in adventure, your consolation in disappointment, your accountability in darkness, and your accomplice in mischief.
‘Where you go, I will go. And where you stay, I will stay. Your people will be my people, and your God my God.’
You are my person – my love and my life, today and always.”
Photo by Heather Hawkins