This is the second installment to my 10th Anniversary Week-long Series of Posts. This time, I’ll be posting the words I promised to Randy when we got married almost four years ago. It took me a long time to say the right words. And when inspiration hit me, I knew this was it. I saw several people dabbing their eyes with their hankies when I uttered these words*:
Once upon a time, I was a little girl obsessed with fairy tales. I used to dream of a handsome and intelligent prince whose mere sight would make my heart melt, and with whom I will share my feelings, hopes, and dreams.
After years of meeting frogs who claimed to be princes, I thought that I’ll never be Cinderella, Belle or Ariel. But God was so good to me, for standing in front of me right now are you, the man who is the fulfilment of my very own fairy tale.
There is just one thing different — you are far more wonderful than I ever imagined. I dreamed of being in love, but I never dreamed of sharing my soul. I dreamed of sharing my thoughts, but I never dreamed someone could hear me without words.
I know that I am beautiful (hehe), but you made me feel that I’m the most beautiful girl in the world. In my darkest trouble; in my brightest joys; in my coldest silence; in my warmest thoughts; I looked for you and you were there. Thank you for loving me despite my imperfections, and thank you for thinking that my really big “hita”, or “thunder thighs” are actually lovely.
Because of all that, I give you my life and all my love throughout eternity, even when the time comes that we hurt each other terribly. If that’s the way it has to be, then I’ll endure it, because the only alternative is to live without you, and that is no life at all.
Randy, I promise to do my best for us to live happily ever after.
*We had a Christian wedding ceremony. Our pastor suggested that we face the audience so they would see our facial expressions. It was a very good suggestion.
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