Welcome! If you made it to this page then you are interested in the 50th anniversary vows of L.P. and Estelle Burleigh. These vows were spoken from their heart to each other and it truly touched the hearts of those of us who were there. May the vows they said to one another be an inspiration to you as well.


L.P.'s Vows to Estelle

Fifty years ago, I married the most wonderful woman in the world. Today as we renew our vows, I am again remarrying the most wonderful woman in the world. You are not only my beloved wife, my companion, my rock to lean on, my nurse, my courage, my strength, but also my best friend.

Estelle, my beloved...
I thank you for accepting me and staying by my side when I was not always the husband that I should have been. I love you more today than I did fifty years ago. I thank you for being the wonderful Christian that you are.

I know that seeing your way of life and that the love that you have for our Lord and God has been a great influence on my coming to know the Lord.

Again, I thank you, and I pray that the remaining years that we have left together will be happy and Christian-like. I thank the Lord sending Estelle to me to be my wife.

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I thank you Estelle and also our loving children and our grandchildren, our beloved brother and sister, David and Linda Stout for all the praying to our Father for my salvation.





Estelle's Vows to L.P.

We had our ups and downs during the past 50 years, but they were happy years. It was a blessing when our children were born and to see them grow up and get married and to give us six beautiful grandchildren and also to watch our grandchildren grow up and give us three great grandchildren. The things we accomplished during our marriage, we accomplished them together. But the greatest blessing of all was when you received Christ as you Savior; something I had prayed about all of our married life. Thank you for being there when I needed you and I love you more everyday. I pray that we can have many more years together.

Estelle




Renewal of Vows
By Reverend David Stout

L.P. and Estelle Burleigh have determined together that if they had it all to do over again, they would do it together again. Having reached their 50th anniversary of their wedding, they would like to renew their vows before their family gathered here today and in the presence of God. God created the institution of marriage before he established the church.

Genesis 2:18-24 (KJV)

And the Lord God said, it is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

And the Lord caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof.

And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Other than the relationship with God, marriage is the most important relationship that exists. There is nothing more beautiful than a couple that have been married for 50 years declaring publicly that they want to spend the rest of their lives as husband and wife.

We are gathered here this afternoon to join in the celebration of the love of this couple for each other.

L.P... Will you take Estelle by the right hand and face each other.

L.P... Do you promise to continue to love, cherish, and honor Estelle through the remaining years of life together that God may grant to you?
(I do)

Estelle... Do you promise to continue to love, cherish, and honor L.P. through the remaining years of life together that God may grant you?
(I do)

You have vowed before God that you desire to continue in the sanctity of marriage. Do you have anything that you would like to say to each other?

(Vows to each other are said)

Your family and friends gathered here congratulate you in this decision.

(Prayer)

As a token of the continuing and growing love you have for each other... L.P. you may now kiss Estelle.