Friday, March 26, 2010

Imma Mrs

Two weeks ago tomorrow Brian made an honest woman out of me. 

It was wonderful and magical and perfect in every way. 

The ceremony was my favorite part, so here are the vows that we each wrote and kept secret till we read them to each other in front of our family and friends...

Brian's Vows:

I never thought it would be possible to find someone who's values align so closely with my own.  I never thought I would get so much happiness from the happiness of another person.  I never thought I would meet someone I loved as much as I loved robots…

Meeting you changed everything.  It changed the way I look at the world, and what is important to me.  When I am with you my needs are met in a way that I've never experienced before.  

And so, I make these vows to you:

I vow to remember that Love cannot be taken for granted, it must be earned everyday.  I vow to bring the strength of my Mind and Body to support your needs, and the needs of our family today and as it grows.  I vow To encourage you when you need support, to listen to you when you need to talk, to comfort you when you are sad, To try and make you laugh when times are good or even when there not. 

you are smart, beautiful, you make me laugh, my eccentricities seem normal to you, in short, your everything I ever wanted.

And so, I want to tell all the most important people in our lives here today, that I love you more than robots.

but thats not all...

One of my favorite authors wrote the words "Love doesn't divide, it only multiplies."  I couldn't understand exactly what that meant until we met, and you brought another very special person into my life.  You and Julian showed me that you don't have to share love in a family, you just end up making more and more.

I never thought I would enjoy playing toy soldiers as a grown up more than I did as a kid, or that I would look forward to reading goodnight moon at bedtime as much as I do.  Living life with the two of you is more rewarding than I can put in to words, and both of you help me to be the man that I want to be every day.  

And so, I want to tell all the most important people in our lives here today, that I love you both more than robots.

And my vows to him:

Because of you, I see the possibilities. Your big ideas inspire me. Your strength liberates and soothes me. You are what I come home to, where I can truly rest. 

We often joke that you are perfect and you are. You are perfect for me. You are what I deserve.

The truth is I really do love you more than bacon. And so, these are my vows to you: I promise to love you, to honor you and obey. I promise to put everything I have into our little family. 

I promise to always remember that everything is better with Brian. 

It just doesn't get any better than this, that day, our life. Ridiculously awesome.