I respect a promise as an unbreakable truth.I think of it as the rings we will wear.
A promise encircles and binds us both, with no beginning, middle or end.
So I promise to be accountable for my own happiness; there will be challenges and trials ahead,
but I ask for us to share the burdens, celebrate our successes and learn from our mistakes.
I promise to practise the virtues of patience, tolerance, forgiveness, and understanding often laid
waste in the world we live.
I promise a labyrinthine love without complacency, already taken root in a foundation we have built
through weathers fair and foul.
When I experience something new, I want you to be there with me.
I promise my life with you, for you, and only you.
(September 17th 2016)