To Have and To Hold

I'm about to get married in a few months.  I still can't believe it... seemed only yesterday when I met my first boyfriend and now he will be my husband.   The past years had been the best 3 years of my life.  Of course we had our shares of ups and downs - almost "break-ups", and doubts.  But all these are incomparable to our firm decision to grow old together.

Our Wedding Invite...

Actually, right now, I am trying to draft my wedding vows... but i can't seem to find the right words to express exactly what i feel.  It's as if no words can ever capture the beauty of the relationship i share with my "soon-to-be-husband" and the blessing of committing to a lifetime of life and love.  

I love writing... and normally, words just come out naturally for me.  But at this very moment... nothing!  I can't seem to capture anything into words. 

If only i could just pick up lines from my favorite romantic movies or novels... but on second thought, i want mine to be a totally uniques story and no matter what happens, I will be my very own script-writer.

Remembering a few of the well-written romantic lines from some of my favorite TV shows and "feel-good" movies:

Monica: Chandler, for so long I wondered if I would ever find my prince, my soul mate. Then three years ago, at another wedding I turned to a friend for comfort. And instead, I found everything that I’d ever been looking for my whole life. And now, here we are, with our future before us – and I only want to spend it with you, my prince, my soul mate, my friend. Unless you don’t want to. You go!  

Matthew Perry (Chandler) and Courtney Cox (Monica) from the TV series "Friends"

 Chandler: Monica, I thought this was going to be the most difficult thing I ever had to do. But when I saw you walking down that aisle I realized how simple it was. I love you. Any surprises that come our way, it’s okay, because I will always love you. You are the person I was meant to spend the rest of my life with. You wanna know if I’m sure?

Sleepless in Seattle:

Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks in Sleepless in Seattle

It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were suppose to be together … and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home … only to no home I'd ever known … I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like … magic.

Fools Rush In:

Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek
Love is a gift … not an obligation.

Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher

Clark: "Lois, I have loved you from the moment I saw you. I love your humor, your passion, the way you just dive right in, even when you shouldn't. Because you refuse to just watch the world. You demand that it be a better place, and, because of you, it is. And, today, I w...ant to give you as much of the world as I can. So, I give you my heart, my soul, our future."

Lois: "Clark, you're my best friend. Until I met you, I never had a best friend. And falling in love with you has been so easy, I don't know why I fought it so long. You have such gentle grace and such quiet strength and mostly such incredible kindness. I've never known anyone with as pure a heart, and, so, today, I give you my love, and my honor and our life together."
I grew up watching a lot of romantic shows and I'm a sucker for "cheesy" lines... it simply never fails to melt my heart. 

(originally written in August 2004)