Today, January 7th, is our anniversary. When we met each other we simply slipped into each other’s lives as if we had always been there. We had found someone who could be trusted to visit the secret places of our hearts. We had found best friends, soul mates, our upside down puzzle piece (by turning the puzzle piece over you can see the cut marks and tell if it is a perfect fit).
My husband is a gifted writer and when he suggested writing our own vows I panicked a little. A friend said that it was funny to see him pull out a little book and me pull out an index card. But, I think that our vows turned out perfectly wonderful, saying what our heart’s cries were and are. They continue to be our heart for one another.
Our Wedding Vows:
Van: God has named you his Daughter Full of Grace, and so you are to me. Through you, I have experienced more of God’s grace than ever before in my life. You are a safe haven, a place of peace, where I have found the freedom to be more my true self than I have ever been. You speak truth to me in love better than anyone, always full of grace and encouragement. You inspire me to be a better me than I have ever been, and you always remind me who I am in Jesus Christ.
I thank God for you, God’s Daughter Full of Grace, and by his grace, I will be the Son of God’s Heart to you. I vow to be true to you, to be honest with you, and to speak truth to you in love. I purpose in my heart to love you with his love, to pursue your heart more deeply every day, to reveal God’s heart toward you in all that I say or do, and to remind you always of who you are in Jesus Christ.
Being with you is like coming home and going on a great adventure at the same time. I look forward to being at home with you, day in and day out, through joys and sorrows and even through the mundane. I also look forward to the adventure of living life with you, of taking each step together as God gives us light, and trusting him with the future. I look forward to laughing with you, crying with you, and praying with you. Most of all, I look forward to just being with you.
I love you, Lisa, and in Jesus Christ, I give myself to you: all that I am, all that I have, and all that God has called me to be. I am yours.
Lisa: There are secret places in our hearts where our imaginations thrive and our hopes and dreams are born. from the moment I met you, you walked into these places with me as if you had always been there, you belong. You came into my world and your hopes and dreams made my hopes and dreams brighter and more wonderful, your imagination made mine more alive, you have loved the true me, the secret me, as a result I am more of who I am meant to be. I am more of who I am truly called to be.