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#1 beyondsmitten

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    Posted 01 June 2008 - 10:53 AM

    Have you written your vows? Want to share them and your inspiration for them? Will you memorize or read? Will they be adapted for your destination?

    Ours are below:
    I promise to seek truth when tempted by lies
    To stay present when I want to turn away
    To choose compassion when anger feels easier
    To embrace your needs and care about them like my own
    To give and receive comfort during hard times
    To share my heart with those you love
    To make your family people that I care about because you do
    To nuture you with honesty, joy and passion
    To grow with you
    To be a witness to your life and invite you to be a witness to mine

    adapted from the book Lies at The Altar by Dr. Robin Smith


    Love, Joy, Understanding, Friendship, Courage...
    In joining your lives may God grant you both...
    Love... to afford each other a special quality of time together.
    Joy...in the accomplishments of one another.
    Understanding...that your interests and desires
    will not always be the same.
    Friendship...based on mutual trust.
    Courage...to speak of a misunderstanding
    and to work on a solution
    before the setting of the sun.
    Compassion...to comfort each other in pain and sorrow.
    Foresight...to realize rainbows follow rainy days.
    Imagination...to keep with you part of the child you used to be.
    Mirth...from your sense of humor.
    Awareness...to live each day with the knowledge
    that there is no promise of tomorrow.
    May God bless you and keep you
    in the Palm of His hand.

    And I Have You

    Rain has drops
    Sun has shine
    Moon has beams
    That make you mine

    Rivers have banks
    Sands for shores
    Hearts have heartbeats
    That make me yours

    Needles have eyes
    Though pins may prick
    Elmer has glue
    To make things stick

    Winter has Spring
    Stockings feet
    Pepper has mint
    To make it sweet

    Teachers have lessons
    Soup du jour
    Lawyers sue bad folks
    Doctors cure

    All and all
    This much is true
    You have me
    And I have you

    Written by Nikki Giovanni

    #2 MayaGirl

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      Posted 01 June 2008 - 07:33 PM

      Those are really sincere and beautiful vows, they say everything. thank you for sharing. The prayer and poem are lovely too! Tensing Pen is gorgeous, your wedding will be so beautiful.

      #3 Ellipse22

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        Posted 01 June 2008 - 07:40 PM


        Ugh..something else for me to stress about...guess I need to have a chat with him to see what we are going to do!

        #4 przyby10

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          Posted 02 June 2008 - 10:44 AM

          Thanks, I haven't even begun to think about my vows.

          #5 Christine

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          Posted 02 June 2008 - 11:05 AM

          there are many threads about vows, please also search for them. I will move your thread to the appropriate section.
          Christine + Will (married 7/20/07) + Ainsleigh (born 6/25/08) + Nolan (born 11/9/10) + Delaney (born 12/31/13) = One Very Happy Family!

          #6 dainanewell

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            Posted 02 June 2008 - 11:18 AM

            Very nice vows

            #7 mrsrhbtobe

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              Posted 03 October 2009 - 11:46 AM

              OMG I love that she used these vows!! (even though I know she's banned and this thread is super old, I am pumped that someone else loved them as much as FI and I do). FI and I are reading "Lies At The Altar" now and found these vows and plan to use them for ours. They are so very honest and do-able. I've never really bought into the white-picket fairy tale, but I do know that what these vows say is what I am capable of doing in a marriage. I always recommend that book to my friends. Good stuff!
              Love is not about finding the right person, but creating a right relationship. It's not about how much love you have in the beginning but how much love you build till the end.

              #8 lnf_munchkin

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                Posted 08 October 2009 - 06:37 PM

                That's great!

                #9 *Linds*

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                  Posted 09 October 2009 - 08:42 PM

                  these are great! thanks for sharing and the inspiration!
                  Loving married life! <3

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