It turns out J.D. was adamant about getting life insurance on Mary, and according to MetLife... http://www.metlife.com/Applications/Corporate/WPS/CDA/PageGenerator/0,4132,P13856,00.html
he should be. As I have stated before, marriage is combining everything--mentally, physically, and certainly financially. Most couples today both work to support their home, even when children are not involved, it takes quite a bit of money to run an average American household. Although, I see Mary's point (J.D. has a lot of guns and it is a downer of a topic before the marriage)...I do agree with J.D. , I think it's wonderful that he is planning ahead. Mr. Chad needs a policy on me, too...but if he starts buying more guns than fishing poles...I'm out.
Now, on to vows...
I am not just going to say, "I do" or "I will". Those words will be said, but there has got to be more to pledging your mortal soul to someone than just 2 words. I have put vows off until the last minute, and no doubt this will be the final thing that Mr. Chad and I work on together, in regards to the wedding.
For weeks, I have been looking up vows on-line. It is so hard, though. I keep crying. Stop laughing. It's not that funny. OK, it is a little...LOL. Whenever, I try to picture us standing at the altar, pledging our love and lives together...uh oh, it's happening, again...LOL...I get all teary-eyed. Who can say,
"I love you. You are my best friend.Today I give myself to you in marriage. I promise to encourage and inspire you, to laugh with you, and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle. I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is simple, and when it is an effort. I promise to cherish you, and to always hold you in highest regard. These things I give to you today, and all the days of our life."
...and not cry like a baby...LOL? Not I. I am crying now and I have no intention of even using these...LOL.
During this process, I have discovered there are many ways to pledge my love, but none that could ever completely convey it. I can only hope to come up with some magical words to express half the love I have for him... b/c his will probably put mine to shame...and I'm the one that spends my day in a world of words...LOL.
18,17,16,15,14...and so on. I hope you will stick with me.