Here comes the bride....

I saw this on  I love it and I would like my 9 year old nephew to carry it down the aisle.  It's totally unnecessary, but I think it's different.


From Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres:

"Love is a temporary madness,
it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision.
You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together
that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.

Because this is what love is.
Love is not breathlessness,
it is not excitement,
it is not the promulgation of eternal passion.
That is just being "in love" which any fool can do.

Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away,
and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.

Those that truly love, have roots that grow towards each other underground,
and when all the pretty blossom have fallen from their branches,
they find that they are one tree and not two."


I recently heard this vows at a friends' wedding.  I had never heard them before and I immediately knew that they had to also be our vows.

"I, (name), take you, (name), to be my (husband/wife),
and these things I promise you:

I will be faithful to you and honest with you;
I will respect, trust, help and care for you;
I will share my life with you;
I will forgive you as we have been forgiven;
and I will try with you better to understand ourselves, the world, and God;
through the best and the worst of what is to come as long as we live."