The Story of Us: Promises, Promises

So, our official anniversary was this past Sunday.  Since we had a Family picnic all day and then went right into an extra busy week, our celebration has been a bit sporadic.  That being said, I did want to finish up this segment of “The Story of Us,” with a little post about our vows and the promises that we made to each other on our wedding day.  Because it was one thing, at 22 years of age, to stand across from the man I was about to marry, and speak mere words and an entire other thing to really do my best to live them out for the past twelve years.  All that being said, here goes.

On June 7th, 2003, I stood next to the love of my life and shared these vows:

I, Laura


Take you, Jeremy


To be my lawfully, wedded husband


To have and to hold


From this day forward


In good times and in bad times


Whether we’re rich or poor


In sickness


And in health


I will love honor and cherish you for all our days


According to God’s will for our lives


Jeremy, to this I promise you all my faithfulness.


Oh, those words have been lived out in so many ways over the past twelve years.  My favorite parts, have been the having and holding and all of the good times.  God has blessed our marriage in too many ways to count.  Of course there have been tougher days too.  The days where it just seems like so much work.  Those being the days you just want to give up.  But we haven’t.  By God’s grace, we’ve been able to live out our vows, just as we shared them on our wedding day.  We’ve had our good and bad times, our rich and poor times and our sick days in between relatively wonderful health.  We’ve both grown in our love, honor and cherishing and continue to strive for God’s will in our lives as we move forward.


I’m so thankful for the promises that were made on our wedding day and look forward to continuing to pursue them with my best friend, and the man that I will love forever.

Thank you for sharing in our story.  Here’s to many more years and many more stories to come…

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I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

4 thoughts on “The Story of Us: Promises, Promises”

  1. Beautiful Laura! You and Jeremy are truly blessed! You compliment each other..and it shows in your lives and the joy you have bring to all who know you and will get to know you..Happy Anniversary to two very special people!

  2. It was wonderful to read your wedding, anniversary story. God has blessed your marriage and your family in so many ways. I am proud to know you and wish you many, many more happy years together!!!

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