We wrote our own vows.
Writing these together, on a long Interstate car ride, was more straightforward than you might imagine. We made a series of promises to each other, and we intend to keep them. Here they are:
I, Paul, take you, Kate,
To be my wife.
I promise I will love you faithfully and without condition.
I will bear all things, believe all things, hope all things, and endure all things.
Your joys will be my joys, and your burdens my burdens.
I will speak with honesty and love; I will regard your faults with grace.
I will pray for you every morning; I will never go to bed angry.
We will always be best friends.