(Name), I promise to love you above all oth­ers, and to val­ue your friend­ship as a pre­cious gift. I look for­ward to rais­ing our fam­i­ly, and build­ing our re­la­tion­ship, un­der the care and guid­ance of God. I promise to stand be­side you in sick­ness or health, in times of pros­per­i­ty and de­cline, in peace and in tur­moil, as long as we both shall live.

(Name), let us be grate­ful for the ca­pac­i­ty to see, feel, hear, and un­der­stand. Let us be grate­ful for this in­cred­i­ble gift of life. Let us be es­pe­cial­ly grate­ful for the ties of love which bind us to­geth­er, giv­ing dig­ni­ty, mean­ing, worth, and joy to all our days. This is in­deed a day which the Lord has made. Let us re­joice in it and be glad, and let us count our many blessings.