New Thing #365: Surprise Renew My Wedding Vows


After a what feels like months of planning and subterfuge I managed to surprise my wife tonight by renewing my wedding vows. 

I couldn’t have made it this year if it weren’t for the support that Shauna gave me this year, so I thought it was important to make tonight about her. I couldn’t have done it without her.

What an awesome way to end this awesome year.

Thank god she said yes.

Here are the vows as I wrote them if you had trouble hearing:

Shauna, a lot of things have come and gone in my life. I’ve had different jobs, different friends, different homes. I’ve tried anything and everything I’ve had the chance to do. But the one consistent thing I’ve always been able to count on is you. 

We’ve been a couple longer than the entire time we were in school. We’ve been married nearly a decade. We have a home that we love and we managed to make a kid who’s pretty damned wonderful. And our friends thought we wouldn’t last a month, but we knew better.

I once told you that you make me a better person and I sincerely believe that. You’ve taught me so much over the years and supported me in every crazy thing I’ve done. The days and years since our wedding haven’t slipped by; they’ve flown. We’ve had more highs than lows and we still have so much more time to soar together. 

If nothing else, my vow to you is to always find a way to make you smile each and every day. 

I love you so much.


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