“I promise to kill all of the bugs,” as long as we both shall live…
Okay, wow, this post is WAY overdue! July has just come and gone so quickly, I’m so sorry y’all! But with a few days left before Month 7 rolls around….here is our 6 Month Blog Post!
I want to share something personal with you guys, we hold these very near and dear to our hearts in this home, but I thought it was so fitting for this month. Month 6, the “honeymoon is over” as the people say, and the dust begins to really settle on all things that were new. Living together, sharing a closet, wedding presents that have yet to be taken out of their boxes… And while the hype or hustle and bustle of “The Big Day” is really over, there’s one thing that remains constant and an everyday theme in our household, our vows.
We decided together that we wanted to recite the traditional vows, but also had a place in our hearts to create vows of our own. Being a “Words of Affirmation” gal, this really is the most treasured part that I can remember of that special day. As cheesy as it sounds, no one else existed, no sounds were made when Marcus looked me and spoke his vows. I’ll never forget that moment.
Link for vows canvas is here
“I promise, from this day forward you will never have to walk alone,” – a section from my vows. Every day is a new adventure, a new challenge in marriage and in life. For me, it’s easy to get back into a “single life” habit of wanting to figure things out or do things on my own. However, one of the things I love to do is help people and be there for others. That’s just how I’ve always been, it’s a trait I’ve learned from my dad honestly. But when it comes to others trying to do the same for me, I just feel like I’m bothering them or something. In this month, I experienced this a lot and Marcus had to remind me to let him in. A lot of fun new projects for the blog have come up, more companies have visited, and life has just gotten a little bit busier. But before I let myself get overwhelmed; Marcus is right there next to me. I just had to let him help me. And he knows that this doesn’t always mean taking action right away, maybe it just means sending me an encouraging text on a busy day or giving me a compliment out of the blue. That alone can just almost make me hit the resent button in my head and take a deep breathe.
“…and keep dating you for the rest of our lives.” – a sections from Marcus’ vows. This month, Marcus went above and beyond to make me feel that. From my birthday surprises to his thoughtfulness, with every content shoot and road trip we took, he is the best at making those extra efforts. It can get so easy to become laxed in any kind of relationship, you get to a comfortable spot and you start giving it less attention. (Kind of like my Month 3 post) But a relationship requires constant nurturing and that’s what we have to practice every, since day, if not we will never grow.
Anyways, I just wanted to share a few examples, of those excerpts from our vows, that really took action this past month. Vows last a lot longer than just that one day. It’s an everyday promise. If you’re married, think about your vows, traditional or written yourself, do you carry those out everyday? I know it’s a challenge and some days it may not be easy but it’s your promise. And from little to big scenarios at the end of the day that person loves you and is your partner in life. If you are engaged and are considering writing your own vows I highly recommend it. They are so so special, if you don’t want to share them in front of your guests, you can always share them privately or before or after the wedding! What matters is that they are personal to you and the one you love. They are your promises to one another!
Vows in print here:
Brianna Dominique Garcia,
Before God and our loved ones, I vow to cherish you from this day forward. You make me the happiest man on earth. You always know how to make me laugh, how to cheer me up, and how to make me smile. You are the most beautiful girl in the world, and I promise to never let you forget that. I promise to protect you like the precious treasure that you are. I promise to honor, comfort and encourage you through the best and the worst. As your husband and your best friend, I pledge to be your confidant, always ready to share your hopes and dreams. I promise to always put “us” first, grab the items off the top shelf, kill all the bugs, and keep dating you for the rest of our lives. Through every adventure we have had, God has brought us to this point. And now I promise to lead you in this next adventure of marriage and I can’t wait to see what else God has in store for us.
I love you to the moon and back…and back again…and back again…and back again…
Marcus Riley Cain,
My best friend, my protector, my love. I promise that from this day forward you will never have to walk alone. I will be here for you with a smile, a hug, a cup of hot chocolate, or anything that will make you laugh. I promise to dream big with you and never let fear get in our way. I promise to constantly adventure with you and continue to date you, even when we’re old and wrinkly. I promise to trust you in leading our home. And I promise to always remember that being your wife is a blessing, not a right. God did not put us on this earth to be alone and I am overwhelmed with who He has chosen for me, my cup runneth over and I am overjoyed. I am so proud today to call you mine and to become your wife. You encourage me to be the women that God created me to be and love me for who and everything that I am. On this day I give you my heart. I give you my promise to encourage you, cherish you and care for you as long as we both shall live. You are my love and my life, today and always.