christiphoknows1 Submitted to my ask box “Dear Best friend”
Dear best friend,
We’ve come a long way, starting off as acquaintances who met at youth group, you coming to my grad party, to short walks around my neighborhood or on the beach..and then…the day you asked me out, at the top of the Ferris wheel as the sun was setting. And here we are today, engaged.
June 23, 2013 will be the happiest day of my life, not just because my father will be walking me down the aisle as we are surrounded by our closest family and friends, but because that day will be the day that I become one with you and will spend the rest of my life by your side…annoying the hell out of you and then making you dinner which may turn in to a food fight, followed by nerf gun fights.
Perhaps one day we will be blessed with children, and if we are lucky enough to see the day, maybe grandchildren.
And then there will be our elderly years which I cannot wait for. Why? you may ask. Well, during this time of our life I’ll be chasing you around a nursing home in my wheel chair asking you to play “bumper chairs” with me.
Our war stories, will be of chivalrous tales somewhat skewed by old age, our love will be as true as the day we took our vows, and our lives will be full of joy knowing we spent it perfecting an imperfect relationship through commitment, communication, love and understanding.
So, my dearest best friend,
“I do” promise to love you in all of your forms, before and after we make those sacred vows. “I do” promise to be understanding when we have to move at a moment’s notice, when you cannot tell me every aspect of your job and when I cannot tell you every aspect of mine, but above all, “I do” promise you this above all things: I will be as committed to you as Ruth was to Naomi, and I will live a life of love according to 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
”Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.” - Ruth 1:16
“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proudor rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” - 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7