Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Wedding Vows

My nephew got married this past weekend to an absolutely lovely girl who originally tried to Friend-Zone him.

The wedding was a beautiful event, with a traditional Catholic mass and lots of singing and incense, and as I sat there taking it all in, I got to thinking about vows. The Captain and I have been married for over twenty-two years now, and since I can’t honestly remember what I had for lunch yesterday, there’s no way I’ll remember exactly what we said in our vows without checking the replay on the video, but I’m pretty sure we promised to love and cherish 'til death do us part like most couples do.

But here’s the thing. If we were to call a do-over, I think we’d have to switch things up a bit. It’s not that we won’t love or cherish each other anymore, because we do and we will, but we’d add in a few specifics. For instance:

I, Laura, promise not to complain when I see the credit card bill full of purchases from Cabelas and Bass Pro Shop if you promise not to comment on the piles of unread books I already have every time I bring another book home.

I promise to never give you mashed cauliflower in place of mashed potatoes ever again if you promise to make dinner once in a while. Just once in a while. Please. PLEASE.

You promise to snake the drains and change the oil in my car if I promise to try and keep the drains from getting clogged in the first place, and if I remember to tell you when the oil light comes on instead of waiting until the car stops working altogether.

And finally, I promise to stop acting like it’s your fault every time the internet goes down for more than ten seconds.

There’s more, trust me, which is why I think it's such a good idea to use all-encompassing vows at weddings because I'm tellin' you right now - if the Captain had any idea how quickly I was going to lose my mind every time the internet goes down, he would no doubt have run screaming in the other direction instead of standing there and promising to love me for the rest of his life. 

USA Today bestselling author Laura Drewry writes fun and sexy contemporary romances filled with heartfelt emotion and characters readers can relate to. When she’s not writing, she likes reading, watching Marvel movies with her boys, Pinning recipes she'll never make, and cheering for the Yankees. Laura lives in southwest British Columbia with her husband, three sons, two dogs, a handful of chicken and about 30,000 bees.

CATCH AND RELEASE - Fishing for Trouble Book 3

The irresistible O’Donnell brothers return in a charming novel from the bestselling author of Off the Hook (“The perfect balance of sweet, sexy, and wonderfully romantic.”—Lauren Layne).

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dstoutholcomb said...

Almost 25 years for us...


Laura Drewry said...

Hi Denise - Congratulations!! That's awesome! xo