Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2012 in Uncategorized
Last night my wife and I renewed our wedding vows in front of many, many friends old and new. 1
Today is the first day of our second twenty-five years and my first day with my new vows in place.
What did I promise?
This is what I said:
Twenty-five years ago I repeated traditional vows that I hoped to keep:
I, Scott, take you Amy, to be my wife
To have and to hold
From this day forward
For better, or for worse
For richer or for poorer
In sickness and in health
To love and to cherish until we are parted by death
As God is my witness,
I give you my promise
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in Uncategorized
June 13, 1986
She was way, way out of my league.
She was kind, thoughtful, sweet, talented, listened to me, and she liked me.
As far as I could tell, she loved me.
Oh, and she was HOT!
I was clueless what love entailed, but I knew I wanted to love Amy.
I also knew I didn’t want to live without her.
Not that I couldn’t live without her, but I didn’t want to.
So, on one knee, in the living room of the house she lived in I proposed.
She laughed, thinking I was kidding.
I wasn’t. I had no ring because I didn’t want to choose the wrong one.
Then we embraced.
Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 in Uncategorized
On our 10th Anniversary we renewed our wedding vows.
In 1997 we renewed our wedding vows — not that we were a mess and needed a restart, but — because ten years into our marriage, we were adults, “grown ups”, who had a better idea what we were doing and we wanted to be positive role models.
During our wedding we repeated vows I don’t recall and hope that we kept. At our 10th we wrote these vows, planning the keep them. And, aside from moments of selfishness, my inclinations to be a workaholic, and an occasional crabby day, we’re still keeping them. These vows help us keep on track toward our goal of a lifelong happy marriage.