I still mean it today.

I Taylor take you, Daniel, to be my husband
My constant friend,
My faithful partner,
And my love,
From this day forward,
Whatever the future holds.
In the presence of God, our family and friends
I offer you my solemn vow,
To put your needs above my own,
To love you and stand by you,
In plenty and in want,
In joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health,
As your faithful companion.
I promise to love you with all of my heart
To support, honor and respect you
And to cherish you always,
As long as we both shall live.

I meant them five years ago, and I mean them today.

But today, I’ve seen what it means to be in want, what it means to put your needs before mine, to support you and respect you, to cherish you, your health, and your safety. We’ve seen sorrow and loss, conflict and hardship, hurt feelings and tears, and long uphill battles, and we’ve seen so joy — so much joy.

We’ve seen contentment, we’ve tasted how sweet it is when we seek and He allows us to find His will for our lives. We’ve seen His blessing in the faces of our littles ones, His provision in the laughter of our friendships, and His love in our dedication to each other.

So today, I mean them, I really really mean them.

Happy Anniversary, Dan Monaco, I love you! Cheers to the last, amazing, five years.

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