I stand today, in testament to all that we have known,
In witness to the depth and breadth of how our love has grown;
It seems like only yesterday, we dreamed of what might be,
Yet here today, reality is smiling back at me.
I see reflected in your eyes, the yesterdays we've shared,
The vast expanse of hopes and dreams we lovingly declared;
We built upon the warmth and trust that kept us ever near,
Embracing all that came our way, which brought us to be here.
For all the tender memories I hold within my heart,
I'm grateful for the past we've known and nurtured from the start;
From this day forward, as I build my future by your side,
I'll cherish every vow we make together as our guide.
I'll trust and gently nourish all the good within each day,
To share the laughter and the tears, together come what may;
I'll be your greatest ally, as we journey through the years,
Embracing life, embracing you, no matter what appears.
I'll honor all your secrets and I'll love you more each day,
For I'm my best when I'm with you, and all that you portray;
I'll foster our commitment as we face life hand in hand,
Protecting one another through this new uncharted land.
I'll join my life to yours and guard this gift you've given me,
Your precious love, your tender heart, for all the world to see;
From this day forward, evermore, our future has begun,
A stepping stone to new adventures we will share as one.