I have always wanted to marry you. And for anyone who knew you back when we first met, it’s not hard to understand why. Between the Elvis side burns and the “monster truck”, it’s no wonder you were the perfect fit for a special, sequin-loving girl like me.
The thing is though, somewhere along the road you went from being the man I wanted to marry and you became my family. And the greatest part about family is, just like in the Velveteen Rabbit, it’s not about the bells and whistles (or sequins and sparkles in my case). Because you love who I am underneath all that, with you, I can just be real.
So with that,
I promise to always be real with you, up front and honest. Even when it would be easier to fake it.
I promise to laugh at your jokes. Not because I’ll be your wife and it’s the nice thing to do, but because I will always think that you are the funniest boy that I know.
And finally, I promise that you will always be my family. You are part of who I am, and that can’t ever be undone.
I love you. And I’m so happy that we made it here.