Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Wedding Vows

Just a few days ago I got a lump in my throat (the tears came after the ceremony) as Jason and Jessica recited their wedding vows, pledging their love and commitment to each other before God, family, and friends. And I could hear them. . .every single word. Because of the miracle of technology. . .

Thirty one years ago today, I married my best friend and true love. Thirty one years ago I spent hours carefully practicing, memorizing, and reciting our wedding vows in front of a mirror and with my mother. I did not want to miss a single word or stumble when it was time to say them during the ceremony. I was afraid I would not be able hear the ministers say them to me or say the wrong thing at the wrong time. Thirty one years ago Steve and I promised to love and to cherish one another forever. . .

And I hold those vows in my heart. . .every single day. . .

Happy Anniversary, Steve! I love you!

8 comments:

steve said...

I love you very much! I cherish each moment we have together. We are one. DH

Jennifer said...

Awwwwwwwww!!! The post itself just about made me cry...and then Steve's comment....*sniff* You're blessed!
The pictures are great...you are a beautiful couple :) Happy anniversary!

Sam said...

Congratulations! And here is to 31 more years!

Abbie said...

*passing jennifer the puffs plus*

Happy anniversary Laurie and Steve!!
I hope when I get married that I will be like you and Steve, blogging the little hearts out for one another..

*sniff* so beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary. How wonderful to hear every word the newlyweds said to each other. HUGS, Molly CC from Tampa FL

Deb said...

Dear Laurie and Steve,
Wow 31 years! Congratulations on your milestone. Have a wonderful day. Love always, Deb and Stacy!
P.S. love the pics on your blog

Hetha said...

I'm here a little late, but Happy Anniversary to you both! And a belated congratulations on the union of your son and your beautiful new daughter! Good times abound don't they?

A Life Inspired said...

Beautiful photos! And how wonderfully you've been blessed through this transition in your life. What would we do without our Lord?