Meredith, to me you are a candle, a song, and a map. God sent you to me in a time of personal darkness. I was lost, without light, and God sent a candle to light up my world. [on a side note, it was a scented candle because you always smell so pretty.]
Next, in you, God sent a song. He knows how deeply and fully I connect through music, so it is so fitting that your voice was his instrument in not only making me fall helplessly in love with you, but also in showing me His plan for my life. Your song is one of hope, and paints a bright picture of our future together as husband and wife.
Lastly, in you, God sent me a map. You take me to places I never knew existed...places I was too narrow minded to conceive. Your guidance has taken me on such an adventure, so unfathomable, that it clearly shows God has his hand on us.
I will respect and honor you without hesitation
and I will fight for you without rest.
Thank you for marrying me. It is such a gift.
Because I'm not as profound a writer as you, I've chosen to read a poem by Roy Croft.
and for drawing out into the light all the beautiful belongings that no one else had looked quite far enough to find