Wednesday Words

Oooh I have a treat for you this week... not one but TWO poems. Not mine though.

Yesterday was mine and Jonny 2nd Wedding Anniversary. So I am going to share with you the readings we read to each other, after our vows, at our wedding.

This is the one I read to Jonny...

I Promise             By Dorothy R. Colgan

I promise to give you the best of myself
and to ask of you no more than you can give.

I promise to respect you as your own person
and to realise that your interests, desires and needs
are no less important than my own.


I promise to share with you my time and my attention
and to bring joy, strength and imagination to our relationship.


I promise to keep myself open to you,
to let you see through the window of my world into my innermost fears
and feelings, secrets and dreams.


I promise to grow along with you,
to be willing to face changes in order to keep our relationship alive and exciting.


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


And here is the reading that Jonny read to me:

I will be Here                     By Steven Curtis Chapman

If in the morning when you wake,
If the sun does not appear,
I will be here.
If in the dark we lose sight of love,
Hold my hand and have no fear,
I will be here.


I will be here,
When you feel like being quiet,
When you need to speak your mind I will listen.
Through the winning, losing, and trying we'll be together,
And I will be here.
If in the morning when you wake,
If the future is unclear,
I will be here.
As sure as seasons were made for change,
Our lifetimes were made for years,
I will be here.


I will be here,
And you can cry on my shoulder,
When the mirror tells us we're older.
I will hold you, to watch you grow in beauty,
And tell you all the things you are to me.
We'll be together and I will be here.
I will be true to the promises I've made,
To you and to the one who gave you to me.
I will be here.


I hope you find these as beautiful and touching as we do.

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  1. Firefly Phil says:

    When I first read this, I was reduced to tears. When you both made those vows, you didn’t know what lay ahead. But you have both stood by them so beautifully – and you are among the bravest people I have met in the blogging community. Best wishes to you all for the days ahead!
    Firefly Phil recently posted..Wednesday Words: 12 June 2013My Profile

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