October 19th, 2018
Waste so much time in anger,
Justified or not...
We waste so much time trying to be right when we could just be gracious.
The Hamster Wheel of Human Nature.
Taking more than we give and wondering whar is wrong with everyone else.
I’ve learned so much and nothing at all in 23 years.
In 4 years of marriage I feel like I’ve absorbed so much knowledge but have yet to be truly wise with it.
So much of life is that: waste.
How can we afford to be as wasteful as we are?
In the last 4 years I see:
And silly memories.
But I also see:
Roughly four years and ten days ago I said “I do”. We didn’t write our own vows but we did take a selfie.
I have been mentally composing a draft of vows to speak aloud in front of people *gasp* when we have our vow renewal but why wait until then?
I will certainly come up with more to say by then.
I vow to prioritize my relationship with Christ above all others, recognizing that it is the foundation of our marriage.
I vow to do hard things.
I vow to do what it takes.
I vow to guard my emotions.
I will strive to be the best friend you’ve ever had.
I vow to never stop learning to love you deeper and know you more as we both grow and change.
I support your hobbies and dreams and admire how driven you are.
I vow to listen when needed.
I vow to take action when needed.
I vow to make you boxed chicken soup when you’re sick.
I vow to always rearrange the house but do it less often than I would like to because #sacrificiallove.
I vow to not give up and not let go even when I’m let down.
I will strive to be a pick-me-up.
I will strive to be a positive place of refuge.
I got yer back.
I love you,
Even when we are both unlovable.
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