Once upon a time, a long long time ago, a young girl still in college ended up with a pretty diamond on her hand. Caught up in the whirlwind of emotion, she was swept away into bridal bliss. But on her wedding day, she cried. They argued at their reception. 48 hours prior they fought over the same thing. Heck, he insulted her the first night they met.
But she...I...said 'I do' anyways.
I didn't think I was marrying the wrong man. Dad2Amara is a good person. Even after all of this, I can say that.
But Dad2Amara is my polar opposite. Maybe I was in denial, but I thought he would change. I wasn't looking for anything drastic. But I was hoping for compromise. I mean, compromise can happen in a boardroom, so meeting halfway could happen in marriage, right?
So before my walk down the aisle, I was already having doubts. But for 12 years, I tried. I think he did too. And it just didn't work.
I still wonder how it came to this point. The house never did fill back up with love.
So now it's my turn to say 'I do' again.
So Amara, I do. I want to make a home for you and fill it with love and joy and laughter. I am committing to you that I will always bring 100% to the table, day in and day out, so that our relationship will continue to flourish. I will take care of you and protect you as we move forward in this journey.
Because with each day, we're one step closer.