I promise to love and honor who you are rather than who I imagine you to be, and I promise to present myself honestly and openly to you.
I promise to support you when your strength is challenged and to ask for your help in my weakness.
I promise to hold you as completely in my heart in the difficult times as in the joyous ones.
I promise to laugh with you and to laugh at myself.
I promise to take you seriously when seriousness is called for.
I promise to hold you while you cry, and to cry while you hold me.
I promise to seek God with you, bravely and constantly, holding you closer than any other human to the heart of my heart, with only God in the very center.
…because I believe we are stronger together than we are apart and that we can grow more in our intellect, our compassion, and in our faith together than we could alone.
I promise to stand firm beside you as your partner in pursuing knowledge, adventure, spirituality, peace, and responsibility.
I promise to care for you as best I can, and to encourage you to stretch and grow and care for yourself.
I promise to love and nourish myself, as a child of God and as the one whom you have chosen.