1/22/09

Our Vows

My husband is an amazing man. He is a Godly man who always keeps me laughing, encourages, me, watches out for me and is always on my side.

I say all of that to say, sometimes he drives me crazy.

Sometimes I drive him crazy.

Sometimes we even argue. (gasp)

One time a girl at church told me that she couldn’t even picture me and Luke arguing. That one made me laugh out loud. A lot.

One night, a couple of weeks ago I was very irritated with him. Looking back I don’t even remember why or what happened but you can rest assured I was probably being dramatic about something.

Who, me? Yes I can be a little dramatic and I will be the first to admit it.

It was probably because he wouldn’t do a mock American Idol audition for me – the nerve of some people.

Actually it might have been the night we split the hot fudge sundae. That my friends, was a bad night. I claimed the side that I *thought* had the most hot fudge only to realize halfway through that his side had more hot fudge. It was bad.

Anyways, so we were in an argument – actually I’m going to change that, we probably weren’t in any sort of argument, I was probably irritated with him and he was oblivious to the fact that I was even upset.

I don't even remember why, but at that time I started thinking about the vows that we said on our wedding day and I couldn't even remember them.

So I emailed our Pastor and asked him to please email me our wedding vows that we said on our wedding.

I wonder if that as the most random email he has ever received?

As I read over our vows I realized how important they are. And that they weren't just words that we said one day only to forget the next, but they were carefully chosen by Luke and I, and were chosen as the foundation of our marriage. Words that we chose to begin our life with, words that we want to continue to live until the day we die.

So I decided that I wanted to recognize these words for the importance that they hold in our marriage. I typed them out and framed them along with our wedding invitation to place in our house. I want these words to be kept public to remind us and those who eneter our home, of the vow we made.

Our Vows:
I take you to be my spouse, my partner in life, and my one true love.
I will cherish our union, and love you more each day than I did the day before.
I will trust you and respect you, laugh with you and cry with you, loving you faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles we may face together.
I give you my hand, my heart, and my love, from this day forward for as long as we both shall live. Cherish this ring as a symbol of this vow before God today.
I hope you have a great weekend!!!
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40 comments:

Jenna said...

So sweet!!!

Whitney said...

Those are beautiful vows! Super beautiful invitations too!

Justin and Jenn said...

Great Idea! I'm going to have to frame mine now

Alex and Jill said...

Great idea! I might need to do that!

d.a.r. said...

I love that!! I have been wanting to frame my invitation for quite some time now, I think I may have to include our vows as well!

Gretchen and Jimmy said...

Beautiful vows! I'm still in the process of figuring out which ones my fiance and I are going to say. These are beautiful!

Rach@In His Hands said...

Fantastic idea! I've been meaning to frame our invite for over 3.5 years. Oh my. Maybe this will inspire me!

MilesPerHour said...

According to the love of my life it's "her job" to drive me crazy. I do my best to uphold my part of the bargain. And she returns the favor. So here we are, driving each other crazy - crazy in love.

LuLu Lake said...

Those are beautiful vows!

Rebecca Jo said...

I always tell people when they say someone is a "perfect couple" - I always say "they argue too!"... that's what builds up love when you get through it! Even if its over hot fudge (totally on your side there!)

And what beautiful vows... that is an awesome idea you did with it!!!

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

I did the same thing with our vows as well! I think it's important to be reminded of those very special words!

Rachel said...

The vows are beautiful!

Sweet Simplicity said...

What beautiful sweet words! I love that you framed them. Good idea.

Brandi said...

What a great idea! I had our invitation framed but never thought to do the vows!

ASC said...

Such a sweet post..and blog! I look forward to following!

Candice said...

What a great post...and even better idea! I love your vows. I don't really remember exactly what our vows said...I think I might just have to watch our wedding video and write 'em down! Thanks for the idea...love it!

Cindy said...

I love that . That is a great idea.

Emily said...

your inviations were gorgeous! Love the vows too and what you have done with both of them! very creative!

Mrs. Newlywed said...

THAT is a FAB idea. I'm not a huge fan of hanging pictures on my walls [just artwork], but that would be a nice touch in our bedroom.

We had easy vows. I'm Catholic...there weren't many options! Just the traditional ones.

Lauren said...

That is a wonderful idea! Hubby & I did something a little bit nontraditional as well so that would be such a perfect idea!

Mrs. Cup said...

I'm stealing your idea!!!

Lindsey said...

What an excellent idea!!

Jenny Lynn said...

That's sucha good idea.

I'm going to have to steal that idea!

SassyEngineer said...

What a neat idea - I love it! I think it is great to keep it public and in a place you can remember it. It will also be a great example to your future children :)

Brown Eyed Girl said...

How sweet! I just might have to do the same thing as a little reminder when I get upset over little things... :) I love that you framed it with your wedding invitation. So cute!

Tara Gibson said...

that is such a great idea. and so sweet!

Shannon said...

I love that idea. Seriously, I've thought about having something made with our vows on it before..now I have an answer!

Faith said...

Oooh, such a good post Megan. What a great reminder and great idea. I might need to do this too.

Hope y'all have a great weekend!

EJ & Roo said...

great idea!!! i can't share my hot fudge sudaes either....
:)

THE Stephanie said...

Hey, at least your husband will share with you. Mine loves me and all, be he just tells me if I want some, he will gladly me my own. LOL

Very sweet vows. And beautifully framed.

petrii said...

Megan,
This is just great!!! I have our wedding vows as well. We eloped and really had no idea exactly what the preacher was going to say, but God knew. It was the most special of days. What a GREAT way to remember, placing them in a frame with your invite.

Love it.

Have a Blessed weekend,
Dawn

Lauren said...

thanks for the letter! Come see my blog and my latest post!

Carolyn said...

I love that Megan, it's a great reminder to have hanging on your walls.

Kara said...

it turned out really well! Yay for me getting to see u tomorrow!

MiMi said...

How sweet is that! This is a great idea and I love the way you framed it!

BTW...I think we would love to see a mock American Idol tryout!

Amy said...

That is such a sweet idea!!! LOVE IT... I may have to copy you on that one. Of course I would have to email the preacher as well.. That's sad that I never asked for a copy of the wedding ceremony or vows>.... hmm. guess i could watch the video and try to hear what we are saying

Joelle said...

hey! glad you enjoyed the pics! I am seriously loving your blog. i have stopped following a bunch of people.. just too many to read, but your's is one of my favs!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

I love it!! And the post made me laugh too, it so sounds like something I would write (and we've had friends say the same thing, that people couldn't see us fighting, but like you said there are always going to be things to work through, no matter how funny they are) I have been wanting to do our invitation and odds and ends frame too but great idea to add the vows to it!

Hollie said...

i LOVE this idea! may have to steal it! but i'm thinking of also having m to the izz-a memorize them and recite them every night before bedtime.
j/k
hahhaaa

Rachel H. said...

Beautiful vows and beautiful invitation! Definitely a great idea for a decoration at the house, as well. I'll have to remember that and do the same, if you don't mind. Thanks!