“I think we make such a great match,” she admitted.
“However, I worry if I were to commit to you now we would only find ourselves heartbroken down the track,” Martha continued. “The distance between us will cause problems and I worry without you by my side each day that I will lose sight of you and become distracted by my busy and unpredictable life.”
“But if I want something, I’m not afraid to work for it – I’d be crazy not to give this everything I’ve got.”
Martha smiled, before saying, “Michael, I want you in my future because I’m falling in love with you more and more every day.”
Michael then pulled out his vows.
“I’ve weighed up every moment we’ve shared together – it was difficult to accept that you didn’t believe I was being my genuine self. You kept me at an emotional arms length and all I could do was wait for you to start believing me,” Michael said.
“I was caring and patient and gave you ample time to put your guard down – but I didn’t realise the mental and emotional toll it would take on me.”
“I began to question if the reason you weren’t opening up was because I wasn’t good enough and I worried that you weren’t willing to compromise,” he continued.
“But there was something inside that kept telling me to stay and being apart from you has made me realise how much I need you in my life.”
“I am willing to give up everything I have to relocate for you, and there’s only one reason I feel the way I do… and that’s because I love you.”