…our wedding day. Two hearts joyfully united.
June 5th, 2004..654.
Our vows on that day:
I am so grateful to God for joining us together in love, His most precious gift. Today, it is our responsibility to nurture that love, knowing that it will grow with us throughout our marriage. With this love, I promise to be there to laugh with you during moments of joy, to hold you in times of sadness and to support your individual dreams and aspirations as we walk hand-in-hand together through life. You are my best friend; today I promise to cherish every moment spent with you for the rest of my life. I love you.
Just typing this up brings it all rushing back as if it were yesterday. And, I’m damn proud to say that every single one of those vows totally and utterly ring true for us today, 7 years later. And, what an amazing 7 years it’s been.
If I could revisit these vows today? They might look something like this:
Babe, you are truly the other half to my whole. When we’re apart, my heart misses you. There is nothing in this lifetime that we cannot conquer together – we’ve already proved that, seven years in. And I love you more today than I did on that June day seven years ago. I don’t know how we’ll top the next year, or two, or three, or ten, or forty. But I know it’s going to be amazing. Filled with laughter, more love than any relationship has ever seen before and a marriage that was and is forever built on love, trust, patience (you need a lot to be married to me, let’s be honest!) and joy. Thank you babe. You are amazing. And honest. And Kind. And my best friend, always. Seven years strong. Love. ❤
Congrats! Happy Anniversary!! 🙂
Happy Anniversary! Your vows (original and revised) are beautiful. 🙂
aww! love this sis, and ya know what? Your vows ARE so fitting then, but even moreso now. You guys are my inspiration that it can be done…thank you. XOXO!
aww thank you sis, you make me smile everytime you say that we inspire you. Seriously. so touching.
Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your day together! It’s amazing how wonderful life can be when you find the right person to spend it with 🙂
jess this is BEAUTIFUL, just like you!! I got chills reading the words…
Happy Anniversary to you both! ❤
Happy anniversary, Jess! Such beautiful vows!
you are an amazing bride, so gorgeous. Happy Anniversary!
And wanna know something totally freaky (in a good way)? Tim and my anniversary is 9/8/07 (987). Totally serious.
Separated. At. Birth. Just sayin.
Seriously, you kill me!! I totally showed Scott this comment!! Seriously separated at birth – that is CRAAAAAAZY!!!
I used to be such a cynic about relationships, but there have been a few things in the last year that have slowly changed that. The wedding of one of my best friends, for one, and also encountering many couples like you and Scott through blogging. I know that 7 years is a drop in the ocean when it comes to marriage, but the fact that you still seem to be growing into your relationship is really inspiring.
Thank you for doing your bit to make this old maid a little less Havisham-esque 😉 And happy anniversary!
I showed Scott this comment and it made him smile (and me, of course). I am SO glad that this has inspired you just a wee bit in the love department. It can work – it takes a lot of work – but it’s all worth it. 100% so.
That is so sweet, and thanks for clarifying the 654 – I was wracking my brain trying to figure it out.
Happy Anniversary, Jess! I hope you had a special weekend together and many more great years to come.
Happy Anniversary! Yay! You were a beautiful bride, my blend! Your vows so beautiful, i may or may not have teared up 🙂
awww shucks 😉
What a lovely couple you are! Congratulations and Cheers to the both of you! I send a *clink* all the way from Germany to you.
Congratulations! I got all teary-eyed reading this. Here’s to many more.
So sweet! Thank you for sharing this with us! I have the vows we said to each other hand-written and in a safe place, but I need to type them up and save them digitally. Congratulations on 7 years of marriage! xo
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Oh my goodness, this is just the most wonderful, heartwarming and uplifting post!!! Team Sutera ROCKS!