• Top 10 Wedding Vows and Love Poems View All

    1 Corinthians 13:4-8,13

    Love is patient, love is kind.
    It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
    It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,
    it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
    Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
    It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

    And now faith, hope, and love abide, but the greatest of these is love.

    I Love You...

    I love you.
    You are my best friend.
    Today I give myself to you in marriage.
    I promise to encourage and inspire you,
    to laugh with you, and to comfort you
    in times of sorrow and struggle.
    I promise to love you in good times and in bad,
    when life seems easy and when it seems hard,
    when our love is simple, and when it is an effort.
    I promise to cherish you,
    and to always hold you in highest regard.
    These things I give to you today,
    and all the days of our life.

    Our Pledge

    We pledge to each other to be loving friends and partners in marriage.
    To talk and to listen, to trust and appreciate one another;
    to respect and cherish each other's uniqueness; and to
    support, comfort and strengthen each other through life's joys and sorrows.
    We promise to share hopes, thoughts and dreams as we build our lives together.
    May our lives be ever intertwined, our love keeping us together.
    We will build a home that is compassionate to all,
    full of respect and honor for others and each other.
    May our home be forever filled with peace, happiness and love.

    By the Seaside

    As we stand beside the ocean tide,
    may our love always be as constant and unchanging
    as these never-ending waves that pour beneath our feet,
    flowing endlessly from the depths of the sea;
    your love came softly upon my heart,
    just as the foam comes softly upon the sand,
    and just as there will never be a morning
    without the ocean's flow,
    so there will never be a day
    without my love for you.
    I pledge myself to you this day.
    Our love will be as unchanging
    and dependable as the tide;
    as these waters nourish the earth
    and sustain life, may my constant devotion
    nourish and sustain you
    until the end of time.

    As We Renew Our Vows

    Today, we reaffirm our commitment to each other
    as beloveds and partners in marriage.
    We continue to strive to be sensitive to each other's needs,
    to be open and understanding with each other,
    and to share our thoughts, our feelings,
    and our experiences with each other.
    We renew our promise to try always to
    bring out the qualities of forgiveness, compassion,
    and integrity in our selves and in each other.
    We continue to cherish each other's uniqueness.
    We continue to share in life's joys and remain steadfast
    and comfort each other through life's sorrows.

  • Traditional Wedding Vows View All

    Quaker Vows I

    In the presence of God and these our Friends,
    I take thee to be my <wife/husband>,
    promising with Divine assistance to be unto thee
    a loving and faithful <wife/husband>
    as long as we both shall live.

    Quaker Vows II

    On this the <day>, <month>, in the year of our Lord, <year>
    <bride> and <groom>, appeared together,
    and <groom> taking <bride>
    by the hand, did, on this solemn and joyous occasion,
    declare that he took
    <bride> to be his wife, promising with Divine assistance
    to be unto her a loving and faithful husband; and then,
    in the same assembly, <bride>, did in like manner declare that
    she took <groom> to be her husband,
    promising with Divine assistance, to be unto him
    a loving and faithful wife.
    And moreover they, <groom> and <bride>,
    did, as further confirmation thereof, then and there,
    to this certificate set their hands.

    Quaker Vows III

    Whereas <groom> of <groom's city> and <groom's state>,
    son of <groom's father> and <groom's mother>,
    and <bride> of <bride's city> and <bride's state>,
    daughter of <bride's father> and <bride's mother>,
    having declared their intentions of marriage with each other
    to the <meeting house name>
    monthly meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
    held at <meeting house city>, <meeting house state>,
    their proposed marriage was allowed by that Meeting.

    Now this is to certify to whom it may concern,
    that for the accomplishment of their intentions,
    this <day> day of <month>, in the year of our Lord <year>, they,
    <groom> and <wife>,
    appeared in a meeting for worship of the Religious Society of Friends,
    held at <meeting house city>, <meeting house state>,
    and <groom>, taking <bride> by the hand,
    did on this solemn occasion, declare
    that he took her, <bride>, to be his wife,
    promising with Divine assistance to be unto her
    a loving and faithful husband so long as they both shall live,
    and then, in the same assemble
    <bride> did in like manner declare that she took him,
    <groom>, to be her husband,
    promising with Divine assistance to be unto him
    a loving and faithful wife so long as they both
    shall live. And moreover, they, <groom> and <bride>,
    did as further confirmation thereof,
    then and there, to this certificate set their hands.

    The Book of Common Prayer

    I, <bride/groom> take thee, <bride/groom>
    to be my wedded <husband/wife>,
    to have and to hold from this day forward,
    for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer,
    in sickness or in health, to love and to cherish,
    'til death do us part,
    according to God's holy ordinance;
    thereto I plight thee my troth.
    (Thereto I pledge my love).

    Civil Ceremony Wedding Vows

    <bride/groom>, I take you to be my lawfully wedded <husband/wife>.
    Before these witnesses I vow to love you and care for you
    as long as we both shall live.
    I take you, with all your faults and strengths,
    as I offer myself to you
    with all my faults and strengths.
    I will help you when you need help, and
    turn to you when I need help.
    I choose you as the person with whom I will spend my life.
  • Non-Traditional Wedding Vows and Love Poems View All

    Non-Traditional Wedding Vows 01

    I love you. You are my best friend.
    Today I give myself to you in marriage.
    I promise to encourage and inspire you, to laugh with you,
    and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle.
    I promise to love you in good times and in bad,
    when life seems easy and when it seems hard,
    when our love is simple, and when it is an effort.
    I promise to cherish you, and to always hold you in highest regard
    These things I give to you today, and all the days of our life.

    Non-Traditional Wedding Vows 02

    We pledge to each other to be loving friends and partners in marriage.
    To talk and to listen, to trust and appreciate one another; to respect
    and cherish each other's uniqueness; and to support, comfort
    and strengthen each other through life's joys and sorrows.
    We promise to share hopes, thoughts and dreams
    as we build our lives together.
    May our lives be ever intertwined, our love keeping us together.
    We will build a home that is compassionate to all, full of respect
    and honor for others and each other.
    May our home be forever filled with peace, happiness and love.

    Non-Traditional Wedding Vows 03

    Today I will marry my friend,
    the one I will live with, dream with and love.
    I take you to be my husband/wife.
    From this day forward I will cherish you,
    I will look with joy down the path of our tomorrow's
    knowing we will walk it together side by side,
    hand in hand and heart to heart.

    Non-Traditional Wedding Vows 04

    I promise to love you above all others and
    to value your friendship as a precious gift.
    I look forward to raising our family and building
    our relationship under the care and guidance of God.
    I promise to stand beside you in sickness or health,
    in times of prosper and decline, in peace and in turmoil,
    as long as we both shall live.

    Non-Traditional Wedding Vows 05

    Let us be grateful for the capacity to see, feel, hear, and understand.
    Let us be grateful for this incredible gift of life.
    Let us be especially grateful for the ties of love which bind us together,
    giving dignity, meaning, worth and joy to all our days.
    This is indeed a day which the Lord has made.
    Let us rejoice in it and be glad, and let us count our many blessings
  • Cultural Wedding Traditions and Marriage Vows View All

    Saptapadi (Seven Steps) 01

    Let us take the first step to provide for our household a nourishing and pure diet, avoiding those foods injurious to healthy living.

    Let us take the second step to develop physical, mental, and spiritual powers.

    Let us take the third step to increase our wealth by righteous means and proper use.

    Let us take the fourth step to acquire knowledge, happiness, and harmony by mutual love and trust.

    Let us take the fifth step so that we are blessed with strong, virtuous, and heroic children.

    Let us take the sixth step for self-restraint and longevity.

    Finally, let us take the seventh step and be true companions and remain lifelong partners by this wedlock.

    Now let us make a vow together. We shall share love, share the same food, share our strengths, share the same tastes. We shall be of one mind, we shall observe the vows together. I shall be the Samaveda, you the Rigveda, I shall be the Upper World, you the Earth; I shall be the Sukhilam, you the Holder - together we shall live and beget children, and other riches; come thou, O sweet-worded girl!

    Saptapadi (Seven Steps) 02

    Let us live with honor and respect.
    Let us walk together so we get food.

    Let us be happy and enjoy life.
    Let us walk together so we get strength.

    Let us share joys and pains together.
    Let us walk together so we get wealth.

    Let us not forget parents and elders.
    Let us walk together so we get happiness.

    Let us observe all acts of charity.
    Let us walk together so we have family.

    Let us live long and peaceful life.
    Let us walk together so we have joy.

    Let us be friends with love and sacrifice.
    Let us walk together so we have friendship.

    Now let us make a vow together. We shall share love, share the same food, share our strengths, share the same tastes. We shall be of one mind, we shall observe the vows together. I shall be the Samaveda, you the Rigveda, I shall be the Upper World, you the Earth; I shall be the Sukhilam, you the Holder - together we shall live and beget children, and other riches; come thou, O sweet-worded girl!

    Saptapadi (Seven Steps) 03

    Groom, Step 1:
    O' my beloved, our love has become firm by your walking one with me. Together we will share the responsibilities of the lodge, food and children. May the Creator bless noble children to share. May they live long.

    Bride, Step 1:
    This is my commitment to you, my husband. Together we will share the responsibility of the home, food and children. I promise that I shall discharge all my share of the responsibilities for the welfare of the family and the children.

    Groom, Step 2:
    O' my beloved, now you have walked with me the second step. May the Creator bless you. I will love you and you alone as my wife. I will fill your heart with strength and courage: this is my commitment and my pledge to you. May God protect the lodge and children.

    Bride, Step 2:
    My husband, at all times I shall fill your heart with courage and strength. In your happiness I shall rejoice. May God bless you and our honorable lodge.

    Groom, Step 3:
    O' my beloved, now since you have walked three steps with me, our wealth and prosperity will grow. May God bless us. May we educate our children and may they live long.

    Bride, Step 3:
    My husband, I love you with single-minded devotion as my husband. I will treat all other men as my brothers. My devotion to you is pure and you are my joy. This is my commitment and pledge to you.

    Groom, Step 4:
    O' my beloved, it is a great blessing that you have now walked four steps with me. May the Creator bless you. You have brought favor and sacredness in my life.

    Bride, Step 4:
    O' my husband, in all acts of righteousness, in material prosperity, in every form of enjoyment, and in those divine acts such as fire sacrifice, worship and charity, I promise you that I shall participate and I will always be with you.

    Groom, Step 5:
    O' my beloved, now you have walked five steps with me. May the Creator make us prosperous. May the Creator bless us.

    Bride, Step 5:
    O' my husband, I will share both in your joys and sorrows. Your love will make me very happy.

    Groom, Step 6:
    O' my beloved, by walking six steps with me, you have filled my heart with happiness. May I fill your heart with great joy and peace, time and time again. May the Creator bless you.

    Bride, Step 6:
    My husband, the Creator blesses you. May I fill your heart with great joy and peace. I promise that I will always be with you.

    Groom, Step 7:
    O' my beloved goddess, as you have walked the seven steps with me, our love and friendship have become inseparable and firm. We have experienced spiritual union in God. Now you have become completely mine. I offer my total self to you. May our marriage last forever.

    Bride, Step 7:
    My husband, by the law of the Creator, and the spirits of our honorable ancestors, I have become your wife. Whatever promises I gave you I have spoken them with a pure heart. All the spirits are witnesses to this fact. I shall never deceive you, nor will I let you down. I shall love you forever.

    We have taken the Seven Steps. You have become mine forever. Yes, we have become partners. I have become yours. Hereafter, I cannot live without you. Do not live without me. Let us share the joys. We are word and meaning, united. You are thought and I am sound. May the night be honey-sweet for us. May the morning be honey-sweet for us. May the earth be honey-sweet for us. May the heavens be honey-sweet for us. May the plants be honey-sweet for us. May the sun be all honey for us. May the cows yield us honey-sweet milk. As the heavens are stable, as the earth is stable, as the mountains are stable, as the whole universe is stable, so may our union be permanently settled.

    Saptapadi (Seven Steps) 04

    Let us take the first step to provide for our household
    a nourishing and pure diet, avoiding those foods injurious to healthy living.
    Let us take the second step to develop physical, mental and spiritual powers.
    Let us take the third step to increase our wealth
    by righteous means and proper use.
    Let us take the fourth step to acquire knowledge,
    happiness and harmony by mutual love and trust.
    Let us take the fifth step, so that we be blessed
    with strong, virtuous and heroic children.
    Let us take the sixth step for self-restraint and longevity.
    Finally, let us take the seventh step and be true companions
    and remain lifelong partners by this wedlock."

    We have taken the Seven Steps. You have become mine forever.
    Yes, we have become partners. I have become yours.
    Hereafter, I cannot live without you.
    Do not live without me. Let us share the joys.
    We are word and meaning, united.
    You are thought and I am sound. May the night be honey-sweet for us;
    may the morning be honey-sweet for us;
    may the earth be honey-sweet for us and the heavens
    be honey-sweet for us. May the plants be honey-sweet for us;
    may the sun be all honey for us;
    may the cows yield us honey-sweet milk.
    As the heavens are stable, as the earth is stable,
    as the mountains are stable, as the whole universe is stable,
    so may our unions be permanently settled.

    We have taken the Seven Steps. You have become mine forever. Yes, we have become partners. I have become yours. Hereafter, I cannot live without you. Do not live without me. Let us share the joys. We are word and meaning, united. You are thought and I am sound. May the night be honey-sweet for us. May the morning be honey-sweet for us. May the earth be honey-sweet for us. May the heavens be honey-sweet for us. May the plants be honey-sweet for us. May the sun be all honey for us. May the cows yield us honey-sweet milk. As the heavens are stable, as the earth is stable, as the mountains are stable, as the whole universe is stable, so may our union be permanently settled.

    Prayer to Lord Vishnu

    After crossing seven steps with me thus, you should become my friend. I too have become your friend now. I will never discard this friendship and you should also not do that. Let us be together always. Let us resolve to do things in life in the same manner and tread the same path. Let us lead a life by liking and loving each other, having good hearts and thoughts, and enjoying the food and our strong points together. Let us have undivided opinions. We will perform the vrithas united. Let us have same and joint desires. I will be Sama; you will be Rig. Let me be the Heaven; you be the Earth. Let me be the Shukla and you be its wearer. Let me be the mind and you its spokesman. With these qualities, you be my follower. You the sweet tongued, come to me to get good male children and wealth.
  • Marriage Poems View All

    Hindu Marriage Poem

    You have become mine forever.
    Yes, we have become partners.
    I have become yours.
    Hereafter, I cannot live without you.
    Do not live without me.
    Let us share the joys.
    We are word and meaning, unite.
    You are thought and I am sound.
    May the nights be honey-sweet for us.
    May the mornings be honey-sweet for us.
    May the plants be honey-sweet for us.
    May the earth be honey-sweet for us.

    Blessing for a Marriage

    by James Dillet Freeman
    May your marriage bring you all the exquisite
    excitement marriage should bring,
    and may life grant you also patience,
    tolerance, and understanding.
    May you always need one another -
    not so much to fill your emptiness
    as to help you to know your fullness.
    A mountain needs a valley to be complete;
    the valley does not make
    the mountain less, but more;
    and the valley is more a valley because
    it has a mountain towering over it.
    May you need one another, but not out of weakness.
    May you want one another, but not out of lack.
    May you entice one another, but not compel one another.
    May you embrace one another, but not out encircle one another.
    May you succeed in all important ways with one another,
    and not fail in the little graces.
    May you look for things to praise, often say, "I love you!"
    and take no notice of small faults.
    If you have quarrels that push you apart,
    may both of you hope to have
    good sense enough to take the first step back.
    May you enter into the mystery which is
    the awareness of one another's
    presence - no more physical than spiritual,
    warm and near when you are
    side by side, and warm and near when
    you are in separate rooms
    or even distant cities.
    May you have happiness,
    and may you find it making one another happy.
    May you have love, and may you find it loving one another.

    Marriage Blessing 01

    by Mary Weston Fordham
    The die is cast, come weal, come woe
    Two lives are joined together,
    For better or for worse, the link
    Which naught but death can sever.
    The die is cast, come grief, come joy.
    Come richer, or come poorer,
    If love but binds the mystic tie,
    Blest is the bridal hour.

    From This Day Forward

    by Marianne Williamson
    From this day forward,
    You shall not walk alone.
    My heart will be your shelter,
    And my arms will be your home.

    These I Can Promise

    I cannot promise you a life of sunshine;
    I cannot promise riches, wealth, or gold;
    I cannot promise you an easy pathway
    That leads away from change or growing old.
    But I can promise all my heart's devotion;
    A smile to chase away your tears of sorrow;
    A love that's ever true and ever growing;
    A hand to hold in yours through each tomorrow.
    Yes, I'll Marry You.
  • Marriage Prayers and Wedding Ceremony Readings View All

    Grateful

    Let us be grateful
    for the capacity to see, feel, hear, and understand.
    Let us be grateful for this incredible gift of life.
    Let us be especially grateful
    for the ties of love which bind us together,
    giving dignity, meaning, worth and joy to all our days.
    This is indeed a day which the Lord has made.
    Let us rejoice in it and be glad,
    and let us count our many blessings.

    Wedding Prayer

    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    Lord, behold our family here assembled.
    We thank you for this place in which we dwell,
    for the love that unites us,
    for the peace accorded us this day,
    for the hope with which we expect the morrow,
    for the health, the work, the food,
    and the bright skies that make our lives delightful;
    for our friends in all parts of the earth.
    Amen.

    The Prayer

    by St. Francis of Assisi
    Lord, make us instruments of your peace.
    Where there is hatred, let us sow love;
    Where there is injury, pardon;
    Where there is discord, union;
    Where there is doubt, faith;
    Where there is despair, hope;
    Where there is darkness, light;
    Where there is sadness, joy;
    O Divine Master, Grant that we may not so much seek
    To be consoled as to console,
    To be understood as to understand,
    To be loved as to love.
    For it is in giving that we receive;
    It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
    And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
    Amen.

    Marriage Prayer

    Father in heaven,
    You ordained marriage for your children,
    and you gave us love.
    We present to You <bride> and <groom>,
    who come this day to be married.
    May the covenant of love they make be blessed
    with true devotion and spiritual commitment.
    We ask that You, God,
    will give them the ability to keep the covenant they have made.
    When selfishness shows itself, grant generosity;
    when mistrust is a temptation, give moral strength;
    when there is misunderstanding, give patience and gentleness;
    if suffering becomes a part of their lives,
    give them a strong faith and an abiding love.
    Amen.

    The Peace of God

    The peace of God, which passes all understanding,
    keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge
    and love of God, and of God's son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
    and the blessing of God Almighty,
    the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
    be upon you and remain with you always.

    The Lord bless you and keep you.
    The Lord make his face to shine upon you,
    and be gracious to you,
    The Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
    and give you peace.
    The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
    Amen.
  • Bible Verses on Marriage View All

    1 Corinthians 13:4-7

    Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

    Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

    There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under heaven:

    a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,

    a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,

    a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,

    a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain,

    a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,

    a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,

    a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.

    Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

    Two are better than one,
    because they have a good return for their work:

    If one falls down,
    his friend can help him up.
    But pity the man who falls
    and has no one to help him up!

    Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
    But how can one keep warm alone?

    Though one may be overpowered,
    two can defend themselves.
    A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

    Song of Solomon 7:10-12

    I belong to my lover,
    and his desire is for me.

    Come, my lover, let us go to the countryside,
    let us spend the night in the villages.

    Let us go early to the vineyards
    to see if the vines have budded,
    if their blossoms have opened,
    and if the pomegranates are in bloom
    there I will give you my love.

    Song of Solomon 8:6-7

    Place me like a seal over your heart,
    like a seal on your arm;
    for love is as strong as death,
    its jealousy unyielding as the grave.
    It burns like blazing fire,
    like a mighty flame.

    Many waters cannot quench love;
    rivers cannot wash it away.
    If one were to give
    all the wealth of his house for love,
    it would be utterly scorned.
  • Love Poetry and Wedding Ceremony Readings View All

    These I Can Promise

    I cannot promise you a life of sunshine;
    I cannot promise riches, wealth, or gold;
    I cannot promise you an easy pathway
    That leads away from change or growing old.

    But I can promise all my heart's devotion;
    A smile to chase away your tears of sorrow;
    A love that's ever true and ever growing;
    A hand to hold in yours through each tomorrow.

    Yes, I'll Marry You

    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 realize 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 bad,
    with all I have to give and all I feel inside in the only way I know how.
    Completely and forever.

    Why Marriage?

    by Mari Nichols-Haining
    Because to the depths of me, I long to love one person,
    With all my heart, my soul, my mind, my body...

    Because I need a forever friend to trust with the intimacies of me,
    Who won't hold them against me,
    Who loves me when I'm unlikable,
    Who sees the small child in me, and
    Who looks for the divine potential of me...

    Because I need to cuddle in the warmth of the night
    With someone who thanks God for me,
    With someone I feel blessed to hold...

    Because marriage means opportunity
    To grow in love in friendship...

    Because marriage is a discipline
    To be added to a list of achievements...

    Because marriages do not fail, people fail
    When they enter into marriage
    Expecting another to make them whole...

    Because, knowing this,
    I promise myself to take full responsibility
    For my spiritual, mental and physical wholeness
    I create me, I take half of the responsibility for my marriage
    Together we create our marriage...

    Because of this understanding
    The possibilities are limitless.

    Love

    by Ann Landers
    Love is a friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet, understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad. It settles for less than perfection, and makes allowances for human weakness. Love is content with the present. It hopes for the future and it doesn't brood over the past. It's the day-in and day-out chronicle of irritations, problems, compromises, small disappointments, big victories, and working toward common goals. If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you don't have it, no matter what else there is, it is not enough, so search for it, ask God for it, and share it!

    I Love You

    by Roy Croft
    I Love You,
    Not only for what you are,
    but for what I am when I am with you,
    not only for what you have made of yourself,
    but for what you are making of me.
    I love you for the part of me that you bring out.
    I love you for putting your hand into my overflowing heart
    and passing over all the foolish, weak things that can't help,
    dimly seeing there, and for drawing out into the light all the
    beautiful belongings that no one else had looked quite far enough to find.
    I love you because you are helping me to make of the dreams of my life
    not a thought but a reality,
    Out of the works of my every day not a reproach but a song...
    Yes, a Love song.
  • Anniversary Prose View All

    Today, we reaffirm our commitment...

    Today, we reaffirm our commitment to each other as beloveds
    and partners in marriage.
    We continue to strive to be sensitive to each other's needs,
    to be open and understanding with each other, and to share our thoughts,
    our feelings, and our experiences with each other.
    We renew our promise to try always to bring out the qualities of
    forgiveness, compassion, and integrity in our selves and in each other.
    We continue to cherish each other's uniqueness.
    We continue to share in life's joys and remain steadfast
    and comfort each other through life's sorrows.

    May we forever continue through life's journey...

    May we forever continue through life's journey beside each other,
    our hearts still filled with love, respect, and admiration, as it was so many years ago.
    May our caring for each other grow deeper; may our love for each other grow stronger.
    May our home be filled with hope, peace, and love as it has been for
    all these years we have shared together.
    May we share just as many more.

    Thank you for your love throughout the years

    by Nicholas Gordon
    Thank you for your love throughout the years.
    How else could I become what I've become?
    All your plans and hopes and even fears
    Now come together in what I have done.
    Know that I am grateful for your love.
    Your hard work is mirrored now in mine.
    On you all my accomplishments must shine.
    Underneath my pride, your spirits move.

    This home that you have built is made of love

    by Nicholas Gordon
    This home that you have built is made of love,
    Hope and happiness, hard grit and tears,
    All the strength of will a heart can move,
    Now ready to enfold us many years.
    Know that we are grateful for the gift
    You've given us by working day and night.
    Over us though storms and trouble drift,
    Under this roof all is good and right.

    Fifty years is really not enough

    by Nicholas Gordon
    Fifty years is really not enough
    In which to plumb the depths of someone's soul.
    Fifty more years, then, should be the goal:
    To know the beauty of another's love,
    Yearnings shape, and life-long shadows buff.

    Yet life was never easy in those years.
    Everest is sometimes hard to climb.
    A will to love has brought you to this time,
    Rich in joys that time cannot remove.
    So may this day be filled with happy tears!
  • Birth and Christening Prose View All

    Birth and Christening Prose 01

    by Kate Douglas Wiggins
    Every child born into the world is a new thought of God
    An ever fresh and radiant possibility.

    Birth and Christening Prose 02

    by Charles Dickens
    I love these little people;
    and it is not a slight thing,
    when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.

    Birth and Christening Prose 03

    by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    In praising or loving a child,
    we love and praise not that which is,
    but that which we hope for.

    Birth and Christening Prose 04

    by Tyron Edards
    Honor thy parents, those that gave thee birth,
    and watched in tenderness thine earliest days,
    and trained thee up in youth, and loved in all.
    Honor, obey and love them; it shall fill their souls with holy joy,
    and shall bring down God's richest blessing on thee;
    and in days to come, thy children, it they're given,
    shall honor thee, and fill thy life with peace.

    Birth and Christening Prose 05

    Remember the words of the Lord Jesus Christ, how he said, "Let the children come to me, do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God."
  • Famous Quotes View All

    Quote 01

    by Kahlil Gibran
    Let there be spaces in your togetherness.

    Quote 02

    by Kahlil Gibran
    You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

    Quote 03

    by Pope John XXIII
    I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart.

    Quote 04

    God is a great matchmaker.

    Quote 05

    by Mahatma Gandhi
    Where there is love there is life.

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