Robyn and I decided that, as well as using the vows that the Government of Alberta requires to be included, we would also write our own vows for each other. I started working on mine probably a month and a half ago, and I think I was looking for a little spark of inspiration that just wasn't happening. Writing this paragraph suddenly seemed like a daunting task. It wasn't until I saw a piece of poetry being performed that that spark finally ignited a fire. I knew that it had to be poetry.
So, I sat down at my computer, erased what I had written so far, and my vows just started pouring out of me. I had honestly not felt that creatively inspired for a long time, and with the words just pouring out of me, writing seemed like freedom.
I've decided to share with you all, what I have written for my vows so far. It will probably change a bit as the date draws nearer, but I'm pretty pleased with what I have. So, without further ado, here are my vows:
I never stopped.
Until you stopped me
You surprised me,
And delighted me.
You felt like the perfect fit
The first time I tried you on.
You’re my one.
You’re not one in a million,
You’re one in one,
Because there is no other one
Who can measure up to all you measure up to.
In my eyes you are perfect,
And I hope that you can see that reflected
I kissed a lot of frogs
Before I found my prince.
Because that is what you are.
My prince charming,
My charming prince,
Just plain charming.
I am in love with you,
And I could not find a way to say it plainly.
Maybe I just wanted it to be said aloud.
You give me goosebumps.
You give my goosebumps, goosebumps.
And let’s not even talk about the butterflies.
Every time I look at you,
Or think about you,
Or hear about you,
Or talk about you,
I hope they never go away.
My one and only,
Is the sweetest sensation
That I can imagine.
You hold me up
And never let me down,
And I will never stop thanking you
For being so perfectly you.
So, on this day,
Our wedding day,
I promise to be your equal.
No more than.
Your true equal.
I promise to stand with you,
Even when it seems like the world isn’t.
I promise to hold your hand,
Even when mine are freezing cold,
Even though it’s summer.
You warm my hands like you warm my heart.
I promise to walk beside you,
And match you stride for stride,
Even though my legs are shorter.
I promise to invest in you
My love, my happiness, my pride,
Because investing in you
Is the best investment I could make.
I promise to make you laugh,
When something has darkened your day.
I promise to be worthy of your love,
And to let you know
That you are worthy of mine.
I promise to tell you I love you.
A hundred times a day.
I’m sure you’re used to that by now.
I promise to forgive you,
In any situation that asks forgiveness,
As I am sure we will run into this at least once.
There are a million more promises
That I could make to you
On this day.
But, I find it best to end with this:
I promise to love you.
Oh! Another little wedding update: my dad got a brand new suit and shoes and everything to walk me down the aisle!
Doesn't he look great!
Well, that's all for tonight! Toodles, lovelies!