vows

Tim,

I want to marry you because I like your mind. When we were first going out it didn't even matter that you were a boy; you were the first proper person I'd met, who thought about the same ideas I did. I like the things you like. I like your reasons for liking them and me.

I want to talk with you. I want to listen to your ideas. I want to support you. I want to respect you. I want to keep your confidence and entrust you with mine. I want to reserve my affection for you. I want to care for you. I want to love you. I want to read and cook and bicycle and climb trees with you. I want to strive with my own happiness to make you happy. I want to speak well of you. I want to be honest with you. I want to give you space. I want to share with you.