Beautiful flowers, elegant music, heartfelt vows, the gathering of friends and family to witness the joining of two people. Are you thinking of a wedding? Although it does describe the elements often part of a wedding ceremony, we are in fact describing a “recommitment ceremony”. Commonly misunderstood as an anniversary celebration, a recommitment ceremony is much more meaningful and unique.
Everyone knows that people change. The person you marry will not be the same 20 years from now. After all, neither will you. What makes a recommitment ceremony so meaningful is that it is the public declaration that, “If I could do it all over again, I’d still choose you.” You’ve both grown up, grown into the people you were destined to be, enjoyed good times and endured bad times together. This event says that it was all worth it. The reasons you want to spend the rest of your life together have certainly changed since you said “I do” the first time because you both have changed as people. But the important thing is you still choose each other to spend the rest of your lives with.