So in honor of our anniversary I'm going to share our vows because they're pretty special to us. We decided to write our own and I pray that The Lord would continue to help me to be the wife that I promised to be two years ago.
Here's to you, babe. You are the sweetest man I know and I'm so blessed that when God made you He was thinking about me! You are my soul mate, best friend, perfect match in everyway. It's been the best two years of my life and I can't wait to see what amazing things The Lord has in store for us in the years to come! Mush Mush!
Jeremiah 29:11 says, "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." In that future God spoke of, I know only one thing: it is with you. From the moment when you consoled my grief-stricken heart on the night of my father's death, I knew you truly had great love for me; the love the bible speaks about. You helped me see that God truly did have a plan and a future for me. And even more amazing, you made me laugh on that gloomy night. Sarah, I assure you that I will be your rock as you were mine that night. I will lead our family with Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit as my chief advisors. I will treat you as an equal because you are my other half, made from my rib. And I will keep our focus on God at ALL times. It says in Romans 8:38, "...neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither height nor depth...will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
With this promise, I'm reminded of Proverbs 18:22 which says, "The man who finds a wife finds a treasure and favor with the Lord." You are worth far greater than any earthly treasure; you are indeed a treasure from God. I promise to love, honor, and cherish you. I will be faithful to you now until the end of time. This is my promise to you and to God.
Louis, it is my greatest joy to be standing up here with you today, in the presence of God, our family and friends.
Eight years ago, when I first laid eyes on you as a little 12 year old with braces, I never would've thought that we would be standing up here together-ready to become one. I dreamed, hoped, and prayed for the man who would someday be my husband, not knowing all along that that man would someday be you, my Louie. And I feel so blessed to see God's will come to pass in our lives. I know this love is from our Heavenly Father because every time I look at you I am reminded of how much he loves me and cares for me, because He sent me His very best. He sent me you.
I promise to try to be the kind of wife that the Bible talks about in proverbs 31.
I promise to always be supportive of your goals, dreams, and ambitions-working alongside you to accomplish them together. I promise to always tell you how much I love you, and I pray that you always feel utterly and completely loved, because you very much are.
I promise to pray alongside you for God to reveal his vision for our family.
I promise to stand with you when you feel strong, and hold you up when you feel weak. I promise to laugh with you in joy, and pray with you in sorrow.
I promise to never let the sun go down on my anger, and to forgive you because God has first forgiven me.
Louie, you are such a blessing to me. I want you to know that you are not only receiving a wife today, but a best friend, a companion, a soul mate, a helper, an encouragement, a smile, a goal setter, an embrace, an ear to listen, and a heart- for my heart is not my own. It belongs to God and it belongs to you. I pray that you never forget any of these things.
I love you so much babe, and I couldn't have prayed for a better person to share a last name, and more importantly a life with.