Tuesday, August 28, 2007

9 Years

Tomorrow I will be married to my best friend for 9 years.

I feel almost like a completely different person now, and our marriage has grown and changed in so many ways. In 9 years of marriage we have learned and experienced many things together. We have learned how important communication is and have a friendship that has just grown into a bond I could have never imagined. We have learned to appreciate the little things and cherish the sweet moments of life. I think our love has grown so much that, if possible, we love each other more than the day we said, “I do.”

This man - he is my best friend, my soul mate. I yearn to get my morning kiss as he leaves for work and my heart still leaps when he comes home. He makes working so hard to overcome the challenges in our life worth each and every obstacle we face. The good days are only made sweeter by sharing them with him. I am awful at telling him how much I adore him and how I am so thankful to be his wife.

So, I’m telling him right now, I adore you!

Jason, today I commit myself to you again. I promise to love, honor, respect, encourage, and astound you. I promise to be your partner, your lover, your friend. I love you, you and no other, forever.

And in honor of that special day nine years ago, here are the vows I pledged....

Jason, I take you to be my husband,
from this time onward,
to join with you and share all that is to come,
to give and to receive,
to speak and to listen,
to inspire and to respond,
in all circumstances of our life together,
to be loyal to you with my whole life and with all my being

Exchange of Rings:
I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and commitment,
and with all that I am, and all that I have, I honor you.

I can't wait for the next 9 years. They will be a pleasure to share with you.

Love always,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That was so sweet. You guys are truly the best!

Happy Anniversary!!!