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24: To Be One With Each Other by George Eliot What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined together; to strengthen each other in all labor, to minister to each other in all sorrow, to share with each other in all gladness, to be one with each other in the silent unspoken memories?
25: My Love's Like a Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns Oh my love's like a red, red rose That's newly sprung in June Oh my love's like a melody that's sweetly sung in tune As fair art thou, my bonnie lass So deep in love am I And I will love thee still, my dear Til all the seas gang dry. Till all the seas gang dry, my dear, And rocks melt with the sun, And I will love thee still, my dear While the sands of life shall run. And fare thee well, my only love And fare thee well a while And I will come again my love Tho it were ten thousand mile
26: Set me as a seal upon your heart As a seal upon your arm For love is strong as death Many waters cannot quench love Neither can the floods drown it.
27: I take you to be mine knowing in my heart that you will be my constant friend, my faithful partner in life and my one true love. Each day of our marriage shall be one that I shall cherish. My trust, my respect, and my support shall always be yours. I promise to love you without reservation, comfort you in times of distress, laugh with you and cry with you, grow with you in mind and spirit, always be open and honest with you, be faithful to you and cherish you for the rest of our lives.
28: These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever. These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future. These are the hands that will passionately love and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other. These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow and tears of joy. These are the hands that will tenderly hold and care for your children, the hands that will help you hold your family as one. These are the hands that will support and encourage you to chase down your dreams. These are the hands that will hold you tight as you struggle through difficult times, the hands that will comfort you when you are sick and console you when you are grieving. And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch. May they always be held by one another.