my heart for you this day, grow increasingly more into God's precious
standard of love. I promise to be patient with you and kind to you. I
promise to not envy or compete with you or puff myself up in pride over the
love we share. I promise to not be rude or self-seeking or easily
angered--*making our home together a safe place for you from the demands of
your day and the harshness of the world*. I promise to keep no record of
wrongs, to accept apologies, whether given or not. I promise to be happier
with a difficult truth, and rejoice in it, than an easy lie that is
flattering. My love will always protect you, always trust you, always
believe in you and hope for the best. My love for you will last beyond us.
It will never give out and it will never fail you."