We make our vows in life, not to get us through the good days – those days just flow like the river – but because of the inevitably challenging, even bad days. And we make our vows in the presence of both family and friends because we will need their help. Especially on tough days, it’s the people who surround us in their love for us who will keep us together in our vowed commitment to one another.
-Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE