My husband shared his vows today, and I wanted to follow suit and share mine, too. 📔👰🏽
(As my bridesmaid Maria pointed out, I’m a little long winded lol.)
Reemon, I have waited and dreamed and prayed for this day for 29 years! And I can’t believe I get the gift of marrying YOU today! I want you to know that you are the best reflection of God I have ever seen in a man. Your integrity and faithfulness to Jesus shows that I will always be lead and protected by a man who seeks God first. You babe, make me feel seen, heard, and understood just like I feel with God. You make me feel like I’m the most beautiful, special, and fun girl in the world, just like I feel with God. With you and God, I know I’m worth the pursuit. I feel safe and so, so loved with you and Jesus. You empower me to live out my purpose and remind me that I am capable of accomplishing hard things. You inspire me to live and love to my fullest potential. My heart is filled to the brim with gratitude and heart eyes when I think of you.
Today, I vow to live a selfless, sacrificial love that reflects what Jesus has done for us. I promise to choose you everyday, to serve you, to forgive you, to walk alongside you, and to love you till death separates us in this life. I vow to fight for our marriage and our friendship, and to make you a priority in my decisions. I promise to pray for you, defend you, and protect you. I vow to raise our kids knowing the healing love of Jesus and healing power of emotional stability. I promise to laugh at your corny jokes, cook for you with a grateful heart, and to always surrender my many emotions to Jesus. I promise to communicate effectively, always assume love, continue establishing healthy coping skills, and use therapeutic interventions when beneficial for our growth. I promise that I will give you my best and love you till my very last breath.
Loving you is easy Reemon. And I am not afraid to submit myself to someone who submits their heart to God. I know you’ll be great at leading us. And you will be an amazing father to our kids. I love you forever Reemon Renaldo Zeeco Butcher. My life is so much better with you in it. 💖 #ThisIPromiseYou#HealthyMarriage
I saw this quote and it said “be the moon and inspire people even when you’re far from full” and let me tell ya... that’s exactly what these two actually do. 💕
.Can you tell by this photo how much I adore them???
.Emily and Amanda... I never wanted to say #byebyebye 👋 it was sort of #tearinupmyheart but all (heart) strings attached, not only did you both make me feel like a not so #singlelady but #thisipromiseyou , for #aslongasyouloveme I will always #wantitthatway . Thanks for being such amazing light✨ this week you both are just amazing and I truly felt so lucky! Also more importantly, thanks for making me an honorary Glamazon 🙆🏼♀️ you both deserve more than #dirtypop 🎶🤗👯♀️ #iwantyouback 😘
I had every excuse running theough my head this morning why I wasn’t gonna workout. But then I found one reason, just one to get it done, and that was so much stronger and more powerful than all of my excuses!! My reason was because I promised myself to be better!
I’m good at keeping promises to other people, but i rarely keep promises to myself! So this year I am going to, and today I kept that promise to myself, and it feels damn good!!!
On 11/23/19 I married the kindest, sweetest, most understanding human I’ve ever met. He knows exactly how to handle all of my wild emotions - something I wasn’t sure I’d ever find in my lifetime. I love you Andrei and I am so lucky to be yours!
I will take you in my arms, and hold you right where you belong 💕
📸: @shutteredlightphotography, the best photography crew ever!!
I watched my mother. I watched her so intently and with a heavy heart. The room was dim and the only light that illuminated was coming from the cloudy day outside. You could still see the mountains from the window. The Vegas strip was still pulsing like a beating heart. Unfortunately, the heart on the bed behind me started to slow. This wasn’t how we planned to start the holidays. But the Lord had other plans for him. You could feel the power of family in the room as we all stood near in silence but together. She is the strongest woman I know, my mother. She never left his side, she didn’t change because he was. She talked to him, held his hand, brushed his hair and laid her head on his bed side. I watched her. I watched her as she took care of him. I watched her as she said her goodbye. When she vowed till death do us part...she meant it.
I couldn’t help but reflect on my own life. Those relationships I had before I married. If one of those people would honestly have been there for me like she was for him.
One thing I realized from this experience is no matter what your life is like, what car you drive, what you got for your birthday, what arguments you’ve had... in those final moments, that one person that you said your vows too, that one person you promised to love and to hold and to cherish not just in the good times but in the bad in the ugly...you better mean it. Because you see, love in its true form comes to show in the end, not at the beginning, not in the middle- only at the end.
So for those of you choosing to begin the journey of joining in a life together, don’t just wash it over as just a wedding. Don’t just cut corners to save money. This is something much more than that. It is something much more sacred. It’s a soulful promise to be a life partner and love until the very end.
“When the visions around you,bring tears to your eyes. And all that surrounds you, are secrets and lies. I'll be your strength, I'll give you hope. Keeping your faith when it's gone. The one you should call, was standing there all along. I will take you in my arms, and hold you right where you belong. Til' the day my life is through, This I promise you.” We were 16 when I picked this song to dance with you at your Sweet 16. And til this day I still mean it with all my heart. I can’t thank you enough for being such an amazing cousin, sister, best friend. Happy Birthday my Panda Bear 🐼 Love you!!! #hbd#birthdaygirl#cousin#morelikesisters#family#bestfriend#nsynclyrics#thisipromiseyou
When the visions around you
Bring tears to your eyes
And all that surrounds you
Are secrets and lies
I'll be your strength
I'll give you hope
Keeping your faith when it's gone
The one you should call
Standing here all along