S: Amanda & Ben Our Wedding Guest Book May 29, 2011
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FC: Our Wedding Guest Book ~ Amanda and Ben ~ | May 29, 2011
1: LIVE your life at its fullest. LAUGH at all the things that don't matter. LOVE with all that you have.
4: "Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away; and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart." --Robert Sexton | LOVE
5: ~ Your special wishes for us ~
6: ~ Words of Wisdom ~
7: "The best thing about me is you." ~Shannon Crown
8: I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. ~ Roy Croft
9: ~ Three things you have learned from the celebrated couple ~
10: Advice for the Newlyweds
11: "Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile." ~ Franklin P. Jones
13: ~ Your special wishes for us ~ | I get the best feeling in the world when you say hi or even smile at me because I know, even if it's just for a second, that I've crossed your mind.
14: ~ Favorite Memories ~
15: I Love You! | From this moment life has begun, From this moment you are the one, Right beside you is where I belong, From this moment on. From this moment I have been blessed, I live only for your happiness, And for your love I'd give my last breath, From this moment on. I give my hand to you with all my heart, Can't wait to live my life with you, can't wait to start, You and I will never be apart, My dreams came true because of you. From this moment as long as I live, I will love you, I promise you this, There is nothing I wouldn't give, From this moment on...
16: "If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I would walk in my garden forever." -Alfred Lord Jennyson
17: ~ Things you have learned from the celebrated couple ~
18: How do you know the Bride and Groom?
19: Everlasting Love | "You never see the hard days in a photo album...but those are the ones that get you from one happy snapshot to the next."
20: "You're nothing short of my everything." ~ Ralph Block
21: Words of Wisdom
22: ~ Favorite Memories ~
23: Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you I had no control over.
24: "I will keep on falling in love with you for the rest of my life because of who you are and the indescribable beauty and love within you." ~ Chatman
25: ~ Your Special Wishes for Us ~
26: Ben, I can’t believe it’s been nearly six years since we first met. I still remember the day I boarded a plane to Australia with two of my girlfriends expecting to experience a new world and new beginnings. I had no idea that in my journey halfway around the world what new beginnings truly did lie ahead of me. Since that time, we’ve come a long, long, long, LONG way but I know I’ve learned so much about myself and I think now we both have a clear understanding of what our love is capable of. From the start, you have always pushed me to be the best version of myself, even in times when I didn’t want to or believe I could. I promise you that from this day forward, I will always make the effort to be the best version of myself that I can be for you, in good times and in bad times. I can’t promise that I will be perfect, but I can promise that I will love you, support you, honor you and treasure you and our marriage. Over the years, our relationship has reminded me of my all-time favorite poem by Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken, which talks about one traveler’s choice between two paths-one path that has been weathered by many and another that has yet to be walked. The poem concludes with one final message: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. So far, it hasn’t always been an easy road, but I want you to know that whatever way we are traveling and no matter which paths we choose, I plan to be there beside you-holding your hand for the duration of the journey. You have made all the difference in my life and I look forward to walking down any road together in the future. This day felt like it would never come. But now, here we stand, in front of all our beloved family and friends and there’s so much more I could say but I will just say this-I vow to love you, today, tomorrow and all the days of my life.
27: Amanda, If it weren't for your commitment to me over the past six years, we wouldn't be standing here today. Everything you did for our relationship, from moving down to Nashville, to supporting me while I was deployed, took so much courage and trust. My career pushed us into a serious relationship and forced so many big decisions early on. It could have broken us, but it only made us stronger. You took a chance on us and I am determined to prove to you that it was the right decision. I am so lucky that you were willing to stand by me through all of the moves, deployments and time apart. Your contribution to our family is already immeasurable. I can only hope to match your strength and commitment throughout the rest of our lives together. Throughout our life : I vow to support and protect our family unconditionally. I vow to stand by you the way you were there for me during the years we spent separated by thousands of miles. I vow to provide you the strength and purpose that you provided me every single day we were apart. I love you, I trust you, I respect you. There is nothing on this earth that we cannot handle together.