On this spe­cial day,
I give to you in the pres­ence of God and all these witnesses
my promise to stay by your side,
in sick­ness and in health,
in joy and in sor­row, as well as
through the good times and the bad.
I promise to love you with­out reservation,
com­fort you in times of distress,
en­cour­age you to achieve all of your goals,
laugh with you and cry with you,
grow with you in mind and spirit,
al­ways be open and hon­est with you,
and cher­ish you for as long as we both shall live.