I of­fer you not the “sum­mer of my life” but the au­tumn, brisk and vi­brant.
I promise to be a com­pan­ion wor­thy of your pre­cious friend­ship.
I pledge you com­pas­sion in good times and bad;
en­cour­age­ment in sick­ness and health.
It is my in­tent that our life to­geth­er in­clude our
large cir­cle of friends and lov­ing fam­i­lies.
We’ll cher­ish the mem­o­ries of our in­di­vid­ual pasts;
and cre­ate our new life as we go now to­geth­er.