"You, Necie/James, are the love of my life,
my reason for living,
the inspiration I have always sought
and as such, pledge my undying
devotion to you for the rest of my life.
I love you with all my heart and soul.
I have loved you from the first
moment our lives touched.
I know that as long as you are next to me,
I will be willing to give my life to you,
if necessary, to ensure your
happiness and well-being.
I, James/Necie, take your hand in marriage
and hold you to be, from now on,
an integral part of me,
like it was my own flesh,
and promise to look upon you forever
as I would look upon myself
in perfect love
and perfect trust."
James and Ness' Wedding Vow
(Nagoya Sunplaza Wedding Hall, May 12, 2002)
"May this ring forever be to you
the symbol of my everlasting love."
"Now you will feel no rain,
for each of you will be shelter for the other.
Now you will feel no cold,
for each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there will be no loneliness,
for each of you will be companion to the other.
Now you are two persons,
but there is only one life before you.
May beauty surround you both in the journey
ahead and through all the years.
May your love conquer all beyond space and time,
and may your souls entwine forever."
("Blessing of the Apaches" recited by
Reverend Shoji Isomura, May 12, 2002)