FC: Bo & Hope | a love made to last
1: Wedding | of | Hearts
2: Royal Wedding | 1985
3: Christmas Wedding | 2000
4: 2008 | Renewal of Vows
5: S h a w n | D
8: JT | John Thomas
9: Ciara | Alice
12: Alice Horton
13: 1996 | Almost | Wedding
14: DANCE | like there is nobody watching.
16: Tonight I | my love
17: Celebrate | for you
18: The Holidays
19: with Family
22: In good times...
23: ... and in bad.
24: Dear Bo, I'm writing this letter to you on the morning of our wedding. I'm going to put it away in a special place, and one day, years from now, I'll show it to you. Gran gave me the idea. She wrote a letter to grandpa on their wedding day. She wrote all of her feelings, her hopes, and dreams, so that one day they could look back and remember how their life together began. I want us to do that too. As I write, I'm looking into the future, to that day when you finally read this. What will we be like? How will we feel when that day finally arrives? I'll be leaving for the church in a little while. I'll take your hand and pledge my love to you for all eternity. I'm so excited, so happy. And yes, a little frightened. But mostly I'm filled with this incredible emotion that wells up inside me. It overflows and reaches every part of me, giving me such joy, such happiness. It's such a wonderful emotion...I'm not sure what to call it. A little word like love doesn't seem big enough to describe it. But I guess there is no other word. So in the end I'm right back where I started...with no word to truly express the depth of my love, the joy of my emotion, the certainty of my commitment. I just want you to know that on this day, and every day thereafter, I will thank God for you. And I will love you from the bottom of my heart, from the depths of my soul, forever. Love, Hope
25: Bo's poem to Hope | 1/15/1996 | She looks at the world through eyes of kindness Her hair glistens with the brilliant glow of stars Her face reflecting certainty and expectation Faith and hope turns always to the light. And her lips touch our souls with kisses too sweet to remember without tears of joy She stands cloaked in warmth and tenderness and mystery She is love, precious love to the fortunate she comes once, but never again so guard her with every strength in you never let her go
26: 1985 Wedding Vows | Bo: “Hope, I know it's taken us a long time to get here. We even thought at times that we wouldn't. I know I had my doubts. I never thought I could have someone in my life that could make me so happy or make me feel so alive. You know how hard it is for me to tell people how I feel about them, especially people I care about. But today in front of all these people, I have no problem telling you that I love you. I know our lives aren't going to be sunshine and roses from here on in, but I'm going to try my hardest to keep our love alive. We've got something very special here. It's worth fighting for. I love you Hope.”
27: Hope: “Oh, Bo, I fell in love with you the first time I saw you but it's taken all that time to realize that what I felt then is nothing compared to what I feel now. Remember what we said to each other in New Orleans- "True love is the gift which God hath given to man alone beneath the heavens. The silver link, the silver tie, in heart to heart, and mind to mind, in body and in soul can bind '. I was pretty young when I met you and I'd get so mad when you'd call me "Little One". But knowing you and loving you has made me a woman and I am your woman Bo. Standing here in front of all these people, I give you my life and all my love through all eternity. Oh, Bo I love you and I'm so proud to be your wife.”
28: Renewal of Vows | Hope: "Twenty-four years have gone but you know what? I look into your eyes and I see the man I fell in love with when I was just a girl, the man who never fails to surprise me, even now. The man who makes my heart flutter with just a look or a touch, and he drives me absolutely insane with the way he does things but then I remember that was one of the reasons I fell in love with him. Always honesty and integrity you've always had the courage to follow your heart and trust in me. What I'm trying to say you're my hero. You've always been my hero and I know that whatever lies ahead we’ll be together, we'll stand by each other to you my soul mate my partner my husband. I love you Brady, I love you."
29: 2008 | Bo: "I still want only you and need only you. I don't deserve you and I thank God that you're standing by my side and that you stay by my side even when that's not easy to do. Your belief and your faith in me has made me the man I am today. A man I can be proud of even when that's not so easy to do."