In the nine years that we have been together, and in the six years that we have been one, each and every single day, I have found myself loving you more and more. In the beginning, it was only a special friendship, but one that eventually turned into love. Now, it has evolved into something else - something more wonderful, something more profound. Back then, when people would ask me why, I always had the answer in my heart. That is - there comes a point in one's life when no matter how many times you say I love you, you will never feel that you have expressed yourself enough. That was how I knew back then that it was you.
________, today as we stand here before God and the people we love and care about, know that I love you more than I have loved your yesterday. And know that tomorrow, I shall love you more than I have loved you today.
You are my inspiration, the reason I go on. You are my best friend, my confidant. You are the anchor when the waves are surging high, the shelter when the wind is blowing wild. You are the lighthouse when I find myself in the middle of nowhere. You are the shore where I find comfort after a long troubled day.
In the years that lay ahead of us, there will be days of perfect calmness; but to be sure, there will also be days of seemingly endless pounding of the waves. In those days, look back to this moment and let me be what you are to me. Let me be the shelter where you will find comfort. Let me be the lighthouse when you find yourself in the middle of nowhere. Let me be your anchor when waves are surging high, your shelter when the wind is blowing wild. And when everything else seems to fail, when everything else seems to fall apart, when everything else seems to go wrong, let me please be the inspiration for you to go on. ________, my best friend, my confidant, my husband/wife, take my hand and walk with me through the rest of our lives...