J and I watched The Vow this evening. It was such a romantic and inspiring movie. It is about moments of impact and how they change our lives forever.
I was crying on Js arms during the wedding scene . I super love their vows and their art gallery wedding with only their closest friends around.
Paige: I vow to help you love life, to always hold you with tenderness, and to have the patience that love demands. To speak when words are needed, and to share the silence when they’re not. To agree to disagree on red velvet cake, and to live within the warmth of your heart and always call it home.
Leo: I vow to fiercely love you in all your forms, now and forever. I promise to never forget that this is a once in a lifetime love. I vow to love you, and no matter what challenges might carry us apart, we will always find a way back to each other.
Aaaawww! Their vows are just so heart-melting. I love it when words express love so very well. It gives me goosies!
Makes me want to renew our wedding vows so I can have the wedding I want now (well, this is because the wedding I want now is different from the wedding I wanted before I got married, which thanks to J, I got).
Makes me remember our own vows.
I take you as my friend and love, beside me and apart from me, in laughter and in tears, in conflict and in tranquility, asking that you be no other than yourself, loving what I know of you, trusting what I do not know yet, in all the ways that love may find us.
Then I cried again when Leo decided to give up and leave. Yes, it was a once-in-a-lifetime-love but sometimes, loving someone is not about being with that person but about making sure the other person becomes their own person.
Leo: How do you look at the girl you love and tell yourself its time to walk away?
I cried at the last scene when they found each other again.
I believe in happy endings and I think that life may throw us curve balls but we choose whether we let those curve balls derail us or not. Whatever bad thing that happens to us does not define us; how we react to it does.
I also like how the movie upholds the institution of marriage. In the movie, Paiges dad had an affair and Paige was so angry when she found out (again). She asked her mom why she didnt leave her husband. And what she said stuck me.
I chose to stay with him for all the things he’s done right; not the one thing he’s done wrong. I chose to forgive him.
I dont know if I will have the strength to endure infidelity. I super pray that I dont have to go through it. But I do know that marriages can come out of infidelity stronger if both parties try very hard to go past it.
Love, love the movie.