I stand before you searching, still, to find
The words to tell you just how much you mean
To me. You are my life. And yet my mind
Wants to say more; through volumes I have been.
The principles you stand for–dignity,
Respect, compassion, good, and honesty–
Are values that I cherish. I will be
The equal of your deep humanity.
I vow respect and happiness and peace,
A life of meaning, bless’d as heaven above.
I vow true effort. I will never cease
To earn your trust, your honor, and your love.
What we here share gives meaning to my life.
I’m proud, I’m humbled that you are my wife.