Welcome to the seventeenth day of the 2018 Love Blog Challenge! Today’s prompt is Promises. Check out the announcement post for all the prompts and rules this month. You can still join the link-up for yesterday’s topic, Reflection.
When Dan and I exchanged our wedding vows almost four years ago, we chose traditional wedding vows. To be honest, we had talked about writing our own wedding vows, but with a short engagement, we ran out of time. Traditional wedding vows can be really beautiful, so luckily that worked out for us. If we were to get married again, however, I think we’d try some honest wedding vows. Like really honest wedding vows.
My Honest Wedding Vows to My Husband
I, Brita, take you, Daniel, to be husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, especially when I get really cold at night and need to snuggle you for warmth. But not when you’re dirty and smelly from driving your Miata in the summer or from working in the garage or from doing anything that makes you icky. On those occasions, you’ll have to shower before I have you and hold you again.
I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, as long as there’s wine available. The best way to cheer me up during the bad times is to surprise me with owls, flamingos, or unicorns. And to watch Disney movies with me. The best way to celebrate the good times is with wine, flowers, and a trip to Disney World.
I promise to be true to you in sickness and in health. You know I have Crohn’s Disease, right? So sickness will actually be a significant part of our marriage. I will keep loving you if you keep bringing me Gatorade and chicken broth.
I promise to love you and to cherish you as much as I love and cherish France, wine, and the color pink. In fact, let’s go to France so I can show you how much I love France which will really prove how much I love you!
I promise to comfort you the day the Miata dies. Until then, I will comfort you whenever either car gets a little ding or scratch, and I will try really hard not to be the one who damages either car.
I promise not to make you eat too many vegetables or to push you to try the really gross ones.
I promise not to spend too much money at Target, Kroger, or Starbucks… Except when you shop with me, and I can convince you why we really need more candles.
I promise to smile and to nod when you start talking about engineering stuff I don’t understand. If I’m actually interested, I’ll probably ask you to draw a diagram because I’m a visual learner. If I want to learn about cars or the oil industry, I promise to give you a chance to teach me first before I turn to the Internet or another person.
I promise to do all of the laundry because if you wash any of my clothes incorrectly, I will take money from your fun budget to replace them.
My Husband’s Honest Wedding Vows to Me
I, Daniel, take you, Brita, to be my wife, to have and to hold (your butt) from this day forward.
I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, even as I look sheepily at you as I toot.
I promise to be true to you in sickness and in health. You will need to take care of me when I’m sick, but I promise it won’t last long. It just might be gross while it’s going on.
I promise to love and to cherish you at least as much as the Miata. I just hope you’re not as high maintenance.
I promise to comfort you even if it means sharing our bed with five stuffed animals.
I promise I will do at least some of the dishes on an irregular basis.
I promise I will attempt to sort the laundry as long as there aren’t more than three categories.
If I ask you if you want food, and you say no, I promise to make extra food anyway for when you inevitably change your mind.
I promise to fix all the things and to kill all the pests.
Finally, I promise I will write two and a half blog posts for you every February. Like this one.
Brita Long is the pink and sparkly personality behind the Christian feminist lifestyle blog, Belle Brita. While her first love will always be Paris, she lives happily with her husband Daniel Fleck in the Atlanta area.
Alessia is a lifestyle blogger, entrepreneur and post-graduate student in History from the best borough in London, up and coming Croydon. She’s a bit like Emma Woodhouse (Pemberley Digital version) and just about no longer the most eligible Catholic bachelorette, as she has found her Mr Knightley in sunny Derbyshire.
Charlene is a 20-something wife and fur-mama living in Portland, Oregon. She’s a follower of Christ, watcher of SciFi, reader of fantasy, singer of show tunes, and lover of her husband! She uses her blog, Enduring All Things, to help couples build a marriage that will endure whatever comes their way.
What would your honest wedding vows look like?