On may 14, 2012, Clive W. Kinlock and Joy Wellington said their vows of marriage at CCA in Shelby, MT. before Justice of the Peace, Sherrie Murphy. We are grateful for all the loved ones who have shared their good will and happiness at our commitment in marriage.
I vow, for the rest of my life,
to love, cherish, and commit to you,
as a reflection of my devotion to Christ.
May He shine His love through us and our union all the
days of our life together and beyond, into eternity.
Since the day our Lord called us together,
our journey has been an enlightenment,
filled with purpose and direction
for wholeness and peace
with each other and our pasts.
You opened my eyes to many truths and realities,
as well as to the cherished qualities
of a faithful man of God
who I am so happy to call ‘husband.’
I stepped out onto your love
and found it solid and stable under me,
supportive, nurturing, protective, committed.
Let us go forth as one and produce much fruit
for the Kingdom of God. (Isaiah 26:12)
Lord, You will ordain peace for us, for You have also
wrought in us and for us, all our works.
If I searched the world over
I could not have found what I have with you, -
my soul mate!
Lord, although I may not understand the path You’ve laid for me, complete surrender to Your will is my prayer, now and forever. This moment reminds me of two great truths:
1). God’s great love for us expressed in the sacrifice of Jesus, and
2). God’s desire that we find life’s greatest joy and transformation in our marriage and in relationship with Him, together as one. Today, I am the happiest man alive.
In my heart, for all my life, I have been searching for someone who can love me completely and help me turn my life around. Someone who could make me feel alive and worthy inside, and sold out for Christ. I found that person in you. You’ve loved me for who I have become as a man, your man. I believe within all of our lives we get a chance to have one best friend, one soul mate, one person that you would put before yourself – one best kiss, one best dance, and a spiritual partner.
Joy, you are all my ‘one best chances’ and I adore you. I respect you;
I understand you; I appreciate you; I loved you the moment I laid eyes on you; I fell in love with the God in you. You have taught me unconditional love, and when I think of you, I am enlightened to my core. I’ve prayed to the Lord to teach me how to love you like you’ve never been loved before.
When I think about the rest of my life, you are by my side in all things. You are the most beautiful woman I have ever had the pleasure of being with. And you are definitely the most wonderful human being I have ever met. With you, hand-in-hand, I am no longer afraid of what this world gives me, and I feel the song lyrics: - ‘I know I won’t last a day without you’. I will honor you and cherish you, with Christ’s love forever. You are my life, I love you!