When I started writing and thinking about what to post for our big year anniversary this writing started off very gloomy, but then…
I recalled our vows.
I recalled the day
I recalled our Purpose .
As I was looking through my pictures trying to figure out what to post for our big one year anniversary I new I couldn’t come up with a bright and happy one it wouldn’t of been the right fit.
When I look at this picture I see our year unfold.
It was exactly what you see when you look a little deeper with me.
It was grey.
It was Peter loving me unconditionally.
It was me wondering why and yet still leaning in wanting to trust him but didn’t know how.
It was me not always wanting to make eye contact.
It was Peter always seeing me as beautiful even if I didn’t act that way.
Like I have mentioned in a few other writings before our first year was not a honeymoon it was a spiritual battle of thorns. Through and through we know that God is bigger and he has only made us stronger in the midst of it all. We learned so much together and I am so thankful to have a husband who is completely in love with Lord.
Mihaela, meeting you 3 years ago I had no idea I would be standing here today getting married to you. You have been involved in my life these last three years always around to talk to and to listen too. Our friendship slowly grew and grew encouraging each other in our walk with Christ.
I stand before you today Mihaela to make my vows to you. I vow to hold your hand in sickness and in health. I vow to always encourage and support your walk with Christ. I vow to be your best friend and walk through life together. I vow to give myself up for you, to die to myself daily.
Peter even before we started dating you were always encouraging me in my walk with Christ through prayer. Because of you I have learned to trust again. I love you. Years I have prayed for you, and God has blessed me more than I ever imagined. Now and forever I promise to hold your hand in the battle field of life. I promise to be an encourager, your helper, your lover, your prayer warrior, and your companion. I promise to laugh, cry, and dream with you. I promise to die to myself every day for you. To love you through all our seasons.
(Here I took off my purity ring and continued the vows. Ring off.)
The ring I am wearing is in the shape of a heart. This is symbolizing through being restored in Christ is my purity to you. My new ring will symbolize a promise to be forever yours with commitment I am making before God and man today.