on our honeymoon in San Antonio, Texas
The hubs and I didn't use traditional wedding vows when we got married almost eight years ago. We found our modernish vows in a pamphlet that our pastor gave us and tweaked them just a little bit. They were simple but beautiful.
I've dreamt of renewing our vows when we celebrate our tenth anniversary in 2014. The hubs doesn't know that yet ... but I guess he does now! *wink* I'd love to do it on top of a mountain in Colorado, just the two of us, with a view that would take your breath away. More on that sometime soon.
It's funny how your taste changes as you grow and mature. Our wedding was absolutely beautiful but if we were getting married now, I think it would be very different. I'd probably change almost everything but my dress. *smile* I would change our wedding vows a little, too. They would sound a little something like this:
Dear sweet hubs,
I promise to love you even though you'll snore loud enough to wake our neighbors.
I promise to love you even though you're a boy and you smell funky sometimes.
I love you for the way you'll hold me when I ugly cry before 8 am on a Tuesday morning.
I love you for the way you'll mellow me out and make a little less type A.
I promise to stick with you even when the going gets tough ... because it will.
I promise to weather the storms of being in ministry with you.
I love you for the way you'll be a daddy - strong and firm but compassionate and loving.
I love you for the way you'll love me, even though I don't look the same as I did eight years ago.
In the middle of putting together IKEA furniture and in the silence at the end of the day,
In the midst of trying to find a parking spot at the mall and after a gross homecooked meal.
In toddler meltdowns and financial stress,
In times of uncertainty and in times of joy,
I will always love you.