Thursday, April 17, 2008

One Month From Today...

I am going to be walking down the aisle. I. CANNOT. WAIT.

I am getting married in a month. I am so excited!! Actually though, I am really calm. It's happening. I'm ready (ok, not completely ready but I'm close). All of the small details don't really matter though, at the end of the day.

Writing my vows helped me calm down. I spent a few hours focusing on what I wanted to say when I committed to spend the rest of my life with Denton. It was a really great feeling.

Since we’re keeping our vows a surprise, I won’t be able to share them until after our wedding. However, here are some vows that I’ve found and collected. They helped me create mine.

vow #1
I, John, take you Sally, to be my wedded wife. To have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part.

vow #2
John, I love you. You are my best friend and today I take you as my husband. I promise to encourage and inspire you, to laugh with you, and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle. I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is simple, and when it is an effort. These things I give to you today, and all the days of our life.

vow # 3
From this day on, I choose you, my beloved (Name), to be my (husband/wife). To live with you and laugh with you; to stand by your side, and sleep in your arms; to be joy to your heart, and food for your soul; to bring out the best in you always, and, for you, to be the most that I can. I promise to laugh with you in good times, to struggle with you in bad; to solace you when you are downhearted; to wipe your tears with my hands; to comfort you with my body; to mirror you with my soul; to share with you all my riches and honors; to play with you as much as I can until we grow old; and, still loving each other sweetly and gladly, our lives shall come to an end.

vow #4
What can I say to you that I haven’t already said,What can I give you that I haven’t already given,Is there anything of me that isn’t yours already,My body, my mind, my heart, even my soul,Everything that is me belonged to you long before this,And it shall be yours long after this,I will follow you anywhere and everywhere you lead,Hand in hand and heart in heart.

vow #5
I Julie, choose you Gary as my best friend, my love for life. I promise you my deepest love, my fullest devotion, my tenderest care, through the pressures of the present and the uncertainties of the future, I promise to be faithful to you. I promise to love you, to commit to you, and support you. I pledge to respect your unique talents and abilities, to lend you strength for all of your dreams. You have shown me what love feels like and for that I thank you. You are everything I need and at this moment I know all of my prayers have been answered and that all of my dreams have come true for all of your love and constant friendship. I know that our love is heaven sent and I promise to be here for ever and always. From this day forward, you shall not walk alone. My heart will be your shelter and my arms will be your home. As I have given you my hand to hold, I give you my life to keep.

vow #6
I, Jordan, take you, Christopher to be my husband, my partner, my confidant, my best friend and my soul mate. I promise to be always open and honest with you, to listen to you and to laugh with you. I will love you, honor you, respect you and cherish you in sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow for all time.

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