I humbly open my heart to you
as a sanctuary of warmth and peace,
where you may come and find a refuge
of love and strength.
I will love you enough to risk being hurt,
trust you enough when I don’t understand,
weep with you in heartache,
and celebrate life with you in joy.
I welcome the challenge of
whatever obstacles we encounter,
for I know that through all
the trials and triumphs of our lives,
we will face them together.
I promise to be true to you
in good times and in bad,
in sickness and in health.
I will cherish you for being all that you are,
all that you are not, and all that you can be.
I will love you and honor you,
make you laugh, wipe your tears
and hold your hand all the days of my life.