A beautiful moment was bestowed on our whole family when we celebrated the 50th anniversary of my Grandparents (Nana-Nani). the seven vows of marriage were more strengthened by this celebration. All the couples take them but somewhere on the path the essence loses its value in reality A marriage means giving the best of yourself to someone that you truly love, you vow to help each other with tenderness and have the patience that love demands. you learn to speak and share words in silence.
The Seven Sacred Vows of marriage by my Nana and Nani:
For the First Vow, My Nana promised: ‘You will offer me food and be helpful in every way. I will cherish you and provide welfare and happiness for you and our family’. My Nani complies in return:‘ I am responsible for the home and all household, food and finance responsibilities’. with this vow they committed each other prosperity by fulfilling their respective roles in their lives.
For the Second Vow Nana said: ‘Together we will protect our house and family’. Nani in return promised ‘I will be by your side as your courage and strength. I will rejoice in your happiness. In return, you will love me solely’.
The Third Vow, the Nana said, ‘May we grow wealthy and prosperous and strive for the education of our children and may our children live long.’ In return the she agreed, ‘I will love you solely for the rest of my life, as you are my husband. Every other man in my life will be secondary. I vow to remain chaste’.
During the Fourth Vow, the he declared ‘You have brought sacredness into my life, and have completed me. May we be blessed with noble and obedient children’ In return for this promise, she said ‘I will shower you with joy, from head to toe. I will strive to please you in every way I can’.
For the Fifth Vow, he said,‘You are my best friend, and staunchest well-wisher. You have come into my life, enriching it. God bless you’. To this she committed, ‘I promise to love and cherish you for as long as I live. Your happiness is my happiness, and your sorrow is my sorrow. I will trust and honor you, and will strive to fulfill all your wishes’.
During the Sixth Vow, he asked,‘Now that you have taken six steps with me, you have filled my heart with immense happiness. Will you do the kindness of filling my heart with happiness like this for all times?’ to this she repled, ‘I will always be by your side’.
For the Last and Seventh Vow, my Nana said ‘We are now husband and wife, and are one. You are mine and I am yours for eternity.’ My Nani blushed and filled with joy said ‘As God is witnesses, I am now your wife. We will love, honor and cherish each other forever.’
we children were given the blessings that always keep this line in your heart when ever you look at your better half “I can conquer the world with one hand, as long as you are holding the other.”