Friday, October 23, 2015

I give you my life to keep...

It's been five years. 
And to be honest, I just really believe that we are totally rocking this marriage thing. We laugh often and enjoy each other. What we have, works. And the people we are complement each other. My current favorite part of our marriage is that we look at each other first when our children do or say something funny, amazing, or ridiculous. Its truly is amazing to have someone to connect with in this way.
And, sure we bicker about silly things like Mark's ridiculous morning alarm process, who has more covers, or when I don't screw the orange juice cap on all the way-- but these are all solved by a laugh and a smooch.

Of course I had no idea what our life would look like five years later. But I think our current reality is better than what I had imagined.

It's nice to re-read out vows every once in awhile, to remember the moment and remind myself of what our love is. I wanted our vows to be unique, but also to reflect traditional vows, and I'm still happy with how they turned out.

It will also be nice to inform Mark later that it's literally written into our vows to "sleep in your arms," which means he has to cuddle me even if he is hot.

I, Lauren, choose you, Mark, to be my husband:

To live with you and laugh with you
To stand by your side and sleep in your arms
To be joy to your heart and food for your soul
To bring out the best in you always
To be the most that I can, for you

Mark, with this ring, I promise to love you.

To offer you my fullest devotion and tenderest care in sickness and in health,
To provide you my deepest love and support in times of joy and times of sorrow,
To give you my faithfulness and commitment for as long as we both shall live,
Mark, as I have given you my hand to hold, I give you my life to keep.

My love for you grows every day, Marky. I'm so glad to share this crazy, beautiful life with you.

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