Ok… so my ellipsis turned out to be slightly shorter than anticipated, yet as I’m finalizing my epic move, I found myself missing my blog posts. A week originally seemed like a long time to go without writing, but now I know it is more like an eternity. Alright, eternity is an exaggeration, but I’ve been really missing it.
Nevertheless, I am only checking in to write a short post and actually share something special I came across when looking back at my wedding website and pictures. The day that David and I made our vows, we promised to one another, that we would always be there for each other. That no matter what, for better or for worse, through sickness and in health, I will stand my his side and I know he will mine. In a time when vows have little meaning and people are quick to divorce at the instant something goes wrong, I feel strongly that times will change. I hope the days of annulments, 15, 30, 70, even 360 day marriages are soon behind us. It is because of my faith and my belief in a promise, that I know David and I will never fall into the dreaded statistic.
After reading The Vow and watching the movie twice, I have realized even more that vows mean something. That even though times can get tough and with a twist of fate, unimaginable, breaking that promise is never the answer. I truly hope that my generation will find value and meaning in the words of their vows and that in time, the 50/50 statistic will diminish.
Below is a blurb my mother was kind enough to write for David and my wedding website. I came across it a few days ago and it made me smile and reminisce. I wanted to share it with you all. I hope you enjoy.
“She lifted her face to him, and he bent forward and kissed her on the mouth, gently, with the one kiss that is an eternal pledge. February 6th, 2011 will forever mark the union of two hearts fully evolved into one soul. Camille and David came together at the tender age of fourteen, while in the eighth grade at Grandview Preparatory School. A fairy tale of sorts, their relationship endured the challenges of youth, skepticism and long distance. Unconditional love and devotion took them to places where they both only dreamed of, where they will dwell for a lifetime of happiness, sheltered in the warmth of each other’s arms.
Within this blessed union of souls, where two hearts intertwine to become one, there lies a promise. Perfectly born, divinely created, and intimately shared, it is a place where the hope and majesty of beginnings reside – where all things are made possible by the astounding love shared by two spirits. What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel they are joined for life to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to support each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silence! On their eight-year anniversary, David gallantly asked Camille’s parents for her hand in marriage prior to a gentle and loving private proposal.
Two hearts with one soul, Camille and David were meant to be High School Sweet Hearts now and forever more. Living their dream has shattered all doubts as they maintained their faith, vision, determination, dedication, and unwavering love, attesting that all things are possible for those who believe!”