My Vows

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AS A ROOKIE WIFE I VOW TO:

  • Love my husband with all of my being.
  • Practice patience, understanding, and devotion in our marriage.
  • Learn to cook a healthy and balanced meal. (That actually tastes good!)
  • Always focus on a having a healthy balance between work and family.
  • Be my husband’s best friend, not his mother.
  • Not forget about what’s equally important to me outside of my marriage. (AKA finally write and publish that book!)
  • Help make our home our castle.
  • Grow with my husband and our family.
  • Be a model dog mama.
  • Give his mother the grandbabies she’s always wanted. (When I’m ready!)
  • Be honest about my feelings, both good and bad, so that we may discuss and resolve them.
  • Always be willing to listen to what my husband has to say and might be feeling.
  • Be the exception, not the rule, when it comes to today’s married couples.
  • BLOG OPENLY AND HONESTLY ABOUT MY JOURNEY TO ACHIEVE ALL OF THE ABOVE!

XOXO,

THE WIFE


THE VOWS I WROTE AND READ TO GIBRAN ON OUR WEDDING DAY:

“Gibran, they say a good man is hard to find, and that’s funny because as luck would have it, you found me. You were such a beautiful surprise. The years thus far that we’ve spent together have been so magical and so perfect. I am absolutely positive that you are the man for me and that I am the woman for you. We just worked from the start, and I want to spend the rest of my life waking up to your smile, laughing at your jokes, and feeling safe and comfortable in your arms. You make me happy, and you make me whole; and most importantly, you make me better. I know our paths were meant to cross and this moment is meant to be. I love you in every way that a woman can love a man and I will forever be thankful for your presence in my life. And so I share these vows with you:

I, Charli, promise to you, Gibran,

Before our family and friends,

to commit my love to you,

to believe in and support your goals and dreams,

to respect your individuality,

to be with you through life’s changes;

and to nurture and strengthen the love between us,

as long as we both shall live.”

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3 Responses to My Vows

  1. Akili says:

    Love it! Thanks for the inspiration! We're following right behind you!

  2. Michele says:

    I AM LOVING THIS!!! I think my sweetheart is finally coming around to us getting married BUT I knew it had to take me leaving him for a year for him to figure himself out. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog and vows and looking at your pics!

    We are older than you and Gibran so I see things are very different when you are over 40 and talking about marriage.

    Nevertheless, you website has given me sooo much inspiration that when the time is right, I will share it with Kenny too! I'll even come back to let youj know where we are with planning. Thank you soo much for posting ALL OF THIS. I'm crying tears of joy to see another successful black couple doin'that thang and doing it well! God bless you both!

  3. Karen says:

    Long time lurker, first time poster (yeah, that’s not quite grammatically correct). Anyway, love your blog definately a fan.

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