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Military wedding reading

Hi ladies,
I am writing my wedding ceremony and I wanted to include a military related reading or poem. Something that discusses love through long distance or time apart. Anyone know of a good one or a website I can check out.

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    edited December 2011
    I know my friend has a military wife's prayer, I'll try to get it from her!
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    edited December 2011
    We used Ruth 1:16 -- Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.

    I thought it was appropriate since I will be movin all over for him :)

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    edited December 2011
    Eskamo...we're actually going to sing a song at our ceremony that has those words in it!  I have always thought it was super appropriate :)
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    edited December 2011
    I'm looking for a reading too, but that passage is actually about a daughter and her mother-in-law and we don't get along 100% of the time, so any other ideas? lol 
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    edited December 2011
    Dear Family and Friends, we are gathered here today in the sight of God and the Marines to witness this exchange of vows, and see the love that these two dedicated, loving people have for one another.

    Wilt thou, ______, take ______ (who was once referred as the "dependent"), as your Family Member, to dwell together in so far as the Marines will permit?Wilt thou love her, comfort her via the Postal Service or over the phone, make sure she knows where the commissary, Exchange, and church are and what time she is scheduled to use the laundry room the DAY she arrives, wherever you are stationed?Wilt thou attempt to tell her more than 24 hours in advance that you will be leaving for two weeks, beginning the next morning? This especially applies to the years you will live in a foreign country!

    Wilt thou,______, take this Marine as thy wedded husband, knowing that he is depending upon you to be the perfect (well, almost) Marine Wife, running the household as you see fit and being nice to the Commander's Wife? Further, you understand that your life with your husband (little that you may have together) will not be normal, that you may have to explain to your children, not once, but twice, and more often in the same day, that mothers do have husbands. This Marine is their daddy, who loves them very, very much.

    Wilt thou love, respect and wait for him, preparing his favorite meals when he does come home, freezing them when he doesn't, send him all his favorite cookies and pictures of yourself and the kids, so he can remember what you look like? And last but not least, put on the outside of your door his "Welcome Home" sign when he's do to arrive?

    I,_______, take thee ______, as my independent wife from 1900 to 2200 hours or as long as allowed by my Commanding Officer (subject to change without notice) for better or worse, earlier or later, near or far, and I promise to look at the pictures you send me, maybe not when they get to me on the ship, but before I turn the lights out. I will also send a letter if time permits, and if not, to somehow, some way, make time.

    I, _______, take thee, _______, as my live-in/live-out husband, realizing that your coming and going and 0330 staff meetings are a normal (although absurd to me) part of your life as a Marine. I promise not to be shocked or taken by surprise when you inform me that, although we've just arrived at out new duty station, we will be leaving within the month. Yes, I'll have you as my husband as long as, while you are away, my allotment comes through regularly, and that you leave me a current power of attorney and the checkbook at all times. I am a Family Member and proud of it, dependent upon myself and my resources. Although I miss you when you are away, I know I can handle whatever comes across my path.

    Now then, let no man or woman put asunder what God and the Marines have brought together, only for them to soon say 'Goodbye' to one another. ________ leaves for his duty assignment tomorrow. _______ will be joining him whenever the approval arrives. The Marines hereby issues this lovely, dedicated, independent, woman, knowing that she'll be an asset not only to your marriage, but also to the Mission of the United States Marines, which is, as you all know to remain in a state of Readiness'. By the authority vested in the Bible, elaborated in the regulations and subject to current directives concerning the aspects of marriage in the Marines, you are now a Marine with Family Member. Best Wishes and Good Luck.  Hope it helps
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