Today we're getting married.
In a few hours, actually.
We decided to write our own vows, but just one set - and say them traditionally "I, take you...." that kind of thing. Writing them together was interesting because....what do you say when your relationship is based on ACTIONS, not just "ooohhhh this is what I want to do more of."
It was an interesting exercise, and one I'm glad we did. Vows are weird, that way. I'm glad we wrote our own, but I'm glad we're not reading anything - that would make me cry. Our officiant (Jay's godfather) will have us repeat the words that we want to LIVE together, and, if all goes to plan, it'll be stupendous.
I take you to be my spouse, my partner in life. I promise to listen to you, to respect you, and to fiercely protect our relationship and the life we build together above all else in this world. I will put a premium on your happiness and will do my best to contribute to your happiness in every way. I promise to cry with you, and laugh when appropriate, and take care of you whenever I can, as best I can - as long as we are together on this Earth.
#funnyloveforever. you're in on this, right? it's a good day.