This is a story about a self-love ritual and my ceremony to affirm it.
This song reminded me of it, so listen to this while you read this post, it’ll make it fun!
What a nice line, sigh: “Like the day that I saw you…my past was gone…” Pretty much the most romantic song I’ve heard in I dunno.. a very long time <3
I made a pact to marry myself, no I’m not kidding and I’m not crazy.
I’m contemplating getting a wedding dress too (nothing too fancy but something I’d love). The idea is committing to myself so I took a look at typical wedding vows. I’d be willing to vow this to other people and have twice.
How could I ever hope to make those vows to another person if I can’t make them to myself?!
I Anne, promise to be my one truest partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish this union and love myself more each day than I did the day before. I will love myself faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles I may face.
To treat me as my constant friend, my faithful partner and my love from this day forward. In the presence of God and Goddess, my family and friends, I offer you my solemn vow to be a faithful partner to myself in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, and in joy as well as in sorrow. I promise to love myself unconditionally, to support myself in all of my goals, to honor and respect myself, to laugh and cry with myself, and to cherish myself for as long as I shall live.
I will be there for myself in times of plenty and in times of want, in times of sickness and in times of health, in times of joy and in times of sorrow, in times of failure and in times of triumph. I promise to cherish and respect myself, to care and protect myself and my family and friends, to comfort and encourage myself, and stay with myself, for all eternity.
I give my hand, my heart, and my love, from this day forward for as long as I shall live.