How We Started Our Forever

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Ishmael & Lei at the altar of Shrine of St. Therese

Priest: Lei, do you take Ishmael here present, for your lawful husband, according to the rite of our Holy Mother, the Church?

Lei:  Yes, I do.

Priest:  Do you give yourself to him as his wife?

Lei:  Yes, I do.

Priest:  Do you accept him as your lawful husband?

Lei:  Yes, I do.

Priest: Ishmael, do you take Lei here present, for your lawful wife, according to the rite of  our Holy Mother, the Church?

Ishmael:  Yes, I do.

Priest:  Do you give yourself to her as her husband?

Ishmael:  Yes, I do.

Priest:  Do you accept her as your lawful wife?

Ishmael:  Yes, I do.

Priest:  Now, please recite this prayer:

Lei & Ishmael:  Grant us, O Lord, to be one heart and one soul, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.

Priest:  And I, by the authority of the Church, calling on all those present here as witnesses, confirm and bless the bond of marriage which you have contracted.  In the name of the Father, and of the Son, + and of the Holy Spirit.

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This is how we started our forever, by sealing our fate with the simple “Yes, I do”.

In those fleeting moments, we affirmed to God and to the public our love for one another. In return He showered us with His blessings.

Our “Yes, I do” didn’t end there. The truth is that we continue to utter those words every single day.

When problems started cropping up and the hardships are mounting, we say “Yes, I do”.

When petty arguments are brewing, we say “Yes, I do”.

For all of the good things and all the bad things that we will face, we say “Yes, I do”.

“Yes, I do”
“I love you”
And forever will be true
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8 comments:

  1. I love church weddings. It is so solemn, so meaningful, so memorable, so romantic. After matrimony, baptism next, eh? God bless all.

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    1. Baptism is really next. :-) Maybe next year we'll have a memorable baptism for our baby.

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  2. One day, you will read back all your posts about the prep and the wedding and thus, these become testament and affirmation of both of your love and goal in life, to be a happy family.

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    1. You are correct. :-) This blog will be a sort of our online family diary.

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  3. Sweet. I always cry at weddings of my friends. Seeing their happy faces just makes me so emotional. =)

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    1. :-) Your comment reminds me of the wedding of my very close friend. I almost cry when the bride started walking the aisle.

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  4. Three powerful and beautiful words! :)

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    1. Indeed. They are so powerful that they bound us for life. :-)

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