When we said “I do,” we said much more. Our lives had been so different, and yet the people we’d become independently still seemed so harmonious together.
It’s kind of like that Musiq Soulchild:
“The answer is yes. When two or three years from now you start having some doubts about if this love will last, the answer is yes. I’ll still think you’re beautiful
’cause I’m more attracted to what’s inside of you. You don’t have to guess. The answer is yes…”
We elected to skip the traditional vows, spent time researching model statements of other couples. In the end, though, we decided to let our hearts speak. Hubs drafted his vows to me by text during down time at work. I replied with my own. We polished them, careful not to change one another’s voice.
And when finally we e-mailed the officiant with our scripts, they projected our story and our carefully determined promises.
Rachelle’s: It has been quite a journey to get to this moment. At times the path seemed endless. But God saw fit to answer prayer and allow our separate paths to converge again. Here, today, we continue together on a single path. And now, in front of the people we most cherish, I vow to always encourage and support you, to love you for who you are and who you will become, to be your comforter when you need it, your strength when you feel weak, and your confidant when you need a listening ear. I vow to be your cheerleader, your friend, your lover, your prayer partner. You are my gift from God, my companion on this journey forevermore.
Rob’s: Two hearts destined to be together; separated, to meet again. Here I stand before you with a promise to honor, cherish, and love you for the rest of our lives. To be the best husband I can. For I’m not perfect, but I promise I will do my best. You are my past, my present, my now, my future, my forever.