Friday, June 19, 2015

365 Project - Day 170 - "Sixteen Years: Part 2"

June 19, 2015 - "Sixteen Years: Part 2"

Today marks sixteen years since we exchanged vows in our own private handfasting ceremony and held the outdoor party reception to celebrate our marriage.

Sure - we had already been "legally" married for five days, having had our ceremony with the Mayor on June 14th - the date we tend to celebrate as our actual anniversary. June 19th, however, was our "big day". It was the day when our family and friends gathered together to celebrate our marriage. It was when we truly exchanged vows... when we jumped the broom... when we cut the cake... when we tossed the bouquet and the garter...

Our vows did not include the words "Till death do us part". The words we shared... the promises we made to each other - were meant to last forever:

"Death shall not part us; for in the fulness of time we shall meet, and know, and remember, and love again."

The promises we made to each other sixteen years ago have grown more and more meaningful with each passing day... as we've experienced many "ups" and "downs" on this extreme rollercoaster called "life". So much has changed over the years... yet one thing remains...

I love you... more than you could ever possibly know!

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