Hope you’re having a wonderful week. These past 14 days have been extremely busy for us, and I apologize for the lack of blog posts. Mr. Handsome and I recently celebrated our three-year wedding anniversary. I don’t mean to sound cliche, but these three years have flown by. It truly does feel like only yesterday we were saying our vows and jetting off on our honeymoon….
Instead of paying a pretty penny for professional framing, I purchased two pieces of blue cardstock paper at Jo-Ann for $0.20, printed our vows in a fancy cursive font, and placed them in 8×10 picture frames from the Bed Bath and Beyond clearance rack. What do you think of my arrangement?
Today is our one-month anniversary. (I would call it our “month-iversary,” but Mr. Handsome says that sounds cheesy.) Several readers requested that I post our wedding vows, which seems to be a fitting way to celebrate.
Our vows are a combination of lines from Mr. Handsome’s parents’ vows and vows we found online, as well as principles we learned in marriage counseling. We each read them from a piece of paper at the altar.
Today I take you to be my wedded husband, my faithful partner, my best friend, and my
one true love. I promise to love you now and as you grow into the man God
intends. I submit to you as the spiritual leader of our family and the head of
our home, knowing that you will love and lead me as Christ loves and leads the
Church. I will strive for oneness in our relationship, with the oneness of the
Trinity as the leading example. I will be by your side as we serve the Lord
together and set a solid foundation for a ministry-focused family. I will love
and respect and be open and honest with you when we are together and when we
are apart, when our lives are at peace and when they are in turmoil, when I am
proud of you and when I am disappointed in you. I will pray for you and will
compassionately encourage you to seek God in all things. Today I pledge my life
and all that I am to you. With God’s help, I will keep these vows until my
death or yours.
Mr. Handsome’s Vows
Today I take you to be my wedded wife. I promise to love you now and as you
grow into the woman
God intends. I will strive to love you as Christ loves the
Church and to be the spiritual leader of our family. I will be by your side as
we serve the Lord together and set a solid foundation for a ministry-focused
family. I will strive for oneness in our relationship, with the oneness of the
Trinity as the leading example. You are an incredible person, and I intend to
treat you as such. I promise to respect and support you with encouragement and
understanding, to share with you the joys and sorrows of life, and to be open
and honest with you. I will pray for you and will compassionately encourage youto seek God in all things. I recommit to serving Jesus Christ and know that a
close relationship with him will be the most important aspect of our
relationship. Apart from God, you are the most important person in my life, and
I promise to stand by you as long as God gives us life.