Vicki to Hayden: ‘You look happiest when you make me happy’
We realized that love requires real commitment, and that means getting married. And that also means, Hayden, that no matter how hard things become, however difficult the situation, no one leaves the room, that we will work it out and fix everything because we have a commitment to each other.
I know you know how scared I am to get married, but it was Jesus who gave me new eyes to see, after I’d given up on you, and ever changing you. I tried, Dr. Ravi. But it was really Jesus who took a hold of you and changed you, and showed me that you’re God’s best for me.
You are really gentle, kind and extremely generous, and with you I feel very cherished and loved. You’re also extremely protective, so I feel very safe with you. And you are my Superman who comes to my rescue whatever I get myself into.
I know that with you around, Scarlet and I are always going to be safe. Of course, with God’s love and protection. In our relationship, we have joy, we have play, we have passion and we have vitality. And I love the way you challenge me every day into becoming the best person I can be.
I see how hard you try to make me happy. You always give me surprises, anything to make me smile, whether it’s giving me my favorite flowers, or… researching around the world for the best whitening products from Japan or Korea, and for buying me my first of everything… He gave me my first Birkin, and he gives me gifts for no reason at all just to make me happy. And so, when I look you, you look happiest when you make me happy.
I love the way you’re such a wonderful father to Scarlet… And at night, it just makes me so happy to hear you reading bible stories before she sleeps, and when she wakes up often—it happens at 4 a.m., because she had a bad dream or a nightmare—you jump out of the bed and you carry her and comfort her, and you rock her back to sleep, even if you have such a bad back and it hurts. You would do it for an hour, all because you love her.
But… the thing that made me realize that maybe we could really get married and make a go at it, was when I got my health challenge last year. It was a very difficult time for me, very scary time for me, very anxious time, and you were with me every step of the way. When I was at my weakest moment, you were my rock, so thank you so much.
And I think what was most important… When I was at my ugliest, when I couldn’t even look at the mirror because I was so ugly in my mind, I would look at my reflection in your eyes, and you would always make me feel beautiful and desirable. So, thank you for all that, and for that I promise to be the wife… I promise to be the companion…
I promise to be your No. 1 cheerleader and supporter, not only because I am your wife, but because I do believe in you…
And even if I don’t know what to cook—and I know how food is important to you—I promise that I will hire good cooks, and always have delicious and healthy food in the house. Pasensya na, I tried. (Applause)
And very important, I want you to know that every day I thank God for bringing you into my life. And I thank you especially for being an instrument, for bringing me closer to our Lord Jesus Christ. It’s the best gift that you’ve given me… I am so looking forward, to spending the rest of my life with you.
Hayden to Vicki: ‘When I think of you, I only see love’
When I close my eyes and think of you, I only see love.
Like love, you never give up on anyone. You care more for others than yourself.
You never boast. You’re never arrogant. You keep no record
You always trust. You always look for the best in everyone. You never look back but keep on going to the end.
And just as love never dies, my love for you, too, will never
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