We were out with our friends from Australia and another couple on Friday evening. John (not Australian) asked me if it is difficult to write the blog. No I said, you just type into a little box and click publish. I realised later that what he really meant was did I find it hard to think of things to say. Again the answer is no. In fact I find it much easier to say things in the blog. My tears while I type, be they tears of joy or sadness, don't stop me getting my message across. Words be they via email, text or IM have always been an important part of our relationship, in fact if it had not been for the Internet, Mike and I would never have met.
Today we are getting married and I know that tears of joy will flow freely and probably almost constantly. It is because of this that I would like to say a very special vow to Mike that I would never manage to express in the flesh. I actually found it on the internet, hence the title of the post.
"I promise to give you the best of myself and to ask of you no more than you can give.
I promise to accept you the way you are. I fell in love with you for the qualities, abilities and outlook on life that you have, and won't try to reshape you in a different image.
I promise to respect you as a person with your own interests, desires, and needs, and to realise that those are sometimes different, but no less important than my own.
I promise to keep myself open to you, to let you see through the window of my personal world into my innermost fears and feelings, secrets and dreams.
I promise to grow along with you, to be willing to face change as we both change in order to keep our relationship alive and exciting.
And finally, I promise to love you in good times and in bad, with all I have to give and all I feel inside in the only way I know how... completely and forever."