These are the promises we made to each other when we got married in 2010. We wrote them ourselves, are proud of them, and therefore wanted to share it:
I promise to always remain open to adventure, to realize that through change in lifestyle comes strength in our relationship and depth in our lives. I promise to listen to your ideas knowing the challenges they will present but also aware that with challenge comes rich reward. I promise to remain vigilant in this life until the trail ends and death do us part.
I promise to take care of myself physically and mentally, to be my best for you and our family. With health comes energy, vigor, and the ability to make good decisions. I explicitly promise to stay fit and not to get fat; to treat my body as a temple so I may be here for you as long as I can.
I promise to always communicate with you, to be open, honest, and direct. A lie of omission is still a lie; I will never mislead you or keep anything from you. Through openness comes trust and a deeper knowledge of each other and ourselves. This is the foundation that we build our relationship on and this enables us to flourish in all aspects of our lives.
I promise to be faithful to you and these promises. There is no one I share more intimacy with than you on all levels physical and emotional. I promise that I will never give you reason to question my devotion to you and these commitments. You are the one that I want to be with for the rest of my life.
I promise to love you as long as I live. You are my highest priority and I promise to put love and care into everything I do; I see all actions, large or small as an extension of my love. You are my best friend. I will strive to be the best person for you and to help you realize your dreams in life.
I promise to be your husband and to love you for the rest of my life.
I promise to be your wife and to love you for the rest of my life.
-February 20, 2010; Hood River, OR