What a wonderful blessing it is to walk through your life’s hills and valleys with your life partner by your side. A renewal of vows ceremony is a meaningful, touching ceremony for yourselves, your children, your families and friends. It is also a wonderful example to set for your children and grandchildren.
The vow renewal ceremony is especially powerful. Your family and friends will see how mature love is a deeper love. You will look in the eyes of your beloved, recollecting when your love was young and innocent, and be able to honor all that you have been through together.
You can choose to to take the very same vows you chose long ago, or you can choose new vows that have more meaning to you now.
From “Captain Correlli’s Mandolin”
When you fall in love it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earth quake and then it subsides and when it subsides you have to make a decision, you have to work out weather your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part .
Because this is what love is. Love is not breathless, it is not excitement it is not desire. It is not to mate every second of the day. not lying awake at night imaging that he is kissing every part of your body. No! don’t blush. I am telling some truth. That is just being in love which any of us can convince ourselves that we are. Love itself is what is leftover when being in love has burned away. It doesn’t sound very exiting does it. But it is.