Here are beautiful vows, by Andy Charrington, that speak to our longing, our need for loving touch.
If I ever marry again, I’d want my vows to be something like this.
I promise that I will always try to see you. That even when our bodies bend and our hands wrinkle, I will still see your true beauty.
I promise to listen, but I won’t be quiet. I want to hear your heart. I will always speak up because you matter more to me than the keeping of the peace.
I will be brave enough to be me as often as I can. For some crazy reason you fell in love with me and I want to keep it that way.
I promise to touch you. Every day.
I promise to always be there for you. I will have your back and always catch you.
I promise to support you where I can. I don’t want to solve your problems, but I do want to hold your hand while you do.
I promise to be your most diligent of students. I will go to the college of you and look forward to the graduation party.
I promise to never let you sleep unless you know that I love you. Whatever it takes, I will show you that I love you.
I promise to be honest. You will know me and have nothing to fear. For you will know my greatest fears.
I promise to take on all of you. Your fears, your dreams, your hopes and your loves. What made you so beautiful to me was the combination of all those things.
I promise to remember who you are. And to never make you anything else to me.
I promise to excite you. A rut is no place for two love royalties such as ourselves.
I promise to be in the moment. It’s all we have and it’s better with you in it.
I promise that once our time on earth is finished, even then I will still love you and if I can, will find you and hold you once more.
As a token of my love.
I give you this heart.
Until love do us part.
Now can I kiss the bride?
And a song to go with the words…