Today we pay homage, my friend, to our story,
to our love and all it's glory.
Who would've thought that our love kindled from mateship,
devoid of heirs and graces,
could transport us to so many unforeseen places?
Places of unbridled joy and pain,
together we have chartered the terrain.
With you, life's moments are enveloped in our love, my friend.
Thank goodness for the night when our love realised itself
in an unguarded moment, you saw my true self.
In freedom where our love could be naked and free, you found me.
This marked the beginning of my life with you,
and suddenly it meant more to be and do.
Then our love became a family,
with the arrival of our beautiful Kaiya and Amelie.
Our home of hearts created by our love, my friend.
Our love is a place for us, rich and overﬂowing
when embodied in the knowing,
that life is enriched by our love, my friend.
forever yours, forever mine
today I promise to cherish you for all of time,
enveloped in, enriched by, our love, my friend.
for Adele and Gill