Broken Vows - Diary ya ga Obonolo Chapter 47 - Mzansi Stories

Wednesday, October 14


Broken Vows - Diary ya ga Obonolo Chapter 47


I snapped out of those emotional thoughts of my Varsity times and looked at Kevin and then the pastor.I knew I made a good choice. Right there in front of the whole world, including Richmond, I was making a lifetime commitment to Kevin, Forever.

No one stood up, to speak their mind; I guess everyone held their peace, just as Pastor said. Pastor Waltz continued,this time reading from a piece of paper.

Marriage is the promise between two people who love each other,and who trust in that love. Two people who honour each other as individuals and who choose to spend the rest of their lives together.

This ceremony will not create a relationship that doesn't already exist between you. It is a symbol of how far you have come these past few years. It is a symbol of the promises you will make to each other to continue growing stronger as individuals and as partners.

Nor matter what challenges you face,you now face them together, and nor matter how much you succeed,you now succeed together.The love between you joins you now as one.

Then pastor stopped and said, the bride and groom have a few words to share.

Overcomed by the magic of the day,we held hands,looking at each other,devoted and breaming with joy.We were so smitten as the band, serenaded us, softly singing Josh Groban's You Raise Me Up.

Kevin held both my hands and said:

" Dearest Obonolo Kimberly Dire,the very first moment in time I laid my eyes on you, I was struck by your beauty, your smile and your sense of humor. But it was your humbleness, the deep spark from your eyes and sense of grace,that captivated me and I'm still enchanted by it, to this day. I promise to be faithful and supportive and to always make our family's love and happiness my priority. I will be yours in plenty and in want, in sickness and in health, in failure and in triumph. I will dream with you, celebrate with you and walk beside you through whatever our lives may bring.

You are my person, my Shugaboo ,my love and my life, today and always. I promise to be supportive & communicate with you my feelings always, to be Your partner in parenthood,Your ally in conflict,Your greatest fan and your toughest adversary.Your comrade in adventure,your student and your teacher,your consolation in disappointment,your accomplice in mischief.I promise to be your partner in all things,not possessing you, but working with you as a part of the whole.Lastly, I promise to you, perfect love and perfect trust,for one lifetime with you could never be enough
This is my sacred vow to you, my equal in all things."

I was in tears. As I listened to Kevin's vows, it meant so much more. I looked at him, he had tears in his eyes, but even his voice as he was reciting his vows, was full of deep emotions.I looked at him, wiped his eyes with the back of my hand and said:

" Kevin Karabello Tau, the Lav'of my life,words seems so inadequate to express my greatest love for you. But I'm going to try.Kev,Lavo, you have been my best friend, mentor, playmate, confidant and my greatest challenge. But most importantly, you are the love of my life and you make me happier than I could ever imagine and more loved than I ever thought possible....

You have made me a better person, as our love for one another is reflected in the way I live my life. You have helped me triumph over challenges presented,encouraged my personal growth and boosted my self-esteem. You have helped me become the person I am today, and with your help, I will be a better person tomorrow than I was yesterday. I am truly blessed to be a part of your life, which as of today becomes our life together.I give you my hand and my heart as a sanctuary of warmth and peace,and pledge my love, devotion, faith and honour,as

I join my life to yours.I promise that I will walk with you,hand in hand,wherever our journey leads us,living, learning, loving,together, forever. I promise to help shoulder our challenges,for there is nothing we cannot face if we stand together.

This is my sacred vow to you, my equal in all things. "

Then the pastor called for the rings

Pastor: "May I have the rings?”

The ring bearers gave the Pastor the rings and he said, Let us pray.

Bless O Lord, the giving and receiving of these rings. May Kevin and Obonolo abide in Thy peace and grow in their knowledge of Your presence through their loving union. May the seamless circle of these rings become the symbol of their endless love and serve to remind them of the holy covenant they have entered into today to be faithful, loving, and kind to each other.Dear God, may they live in Your grace and be forever true to this union. Amen."

Kevin took my ring from the pastor, after ga a fetsa go di tlhonolofatsa. He held my left hand, which was shaking. I looked at the ring for the first time. I never saw the completed product; I only saw the sketches when we were designing it with the jeweler. Kevin was the one who mostly went to check on the progress. I only described the ring I wanted, had my measurements taken. I told Kev that I wanted it to be a suprise.

Boy was I blown? Wow, I was in awe, as Kevin was slipping it into my finger.

How do I describe my ring?

There was nothing simple about it,it was a six-carats yellow diamond ring,platinum band,with a large radiant -cut center diamond,flanked by four matching pairs of princess-cut diamonds,while the rest of the band is covered in 120 smaller diamonds. It was so exquisitely gorgeous, I loved it so much.I couldn't help but cry, as Kev slips it into my finger.

Kevin: "Obonolo Kimberly Dire, I give you this ring as a symbol of our vows, and a token of my everlasting love, with all that I am, and all that I have, I honor you. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. With this ring, I thee wed."

I took a simple platinum band. Kevin was not fussy on his ring,he went for a 6mm Brushed Beveled Edge Comfort Fit which was so sentimental. Both our rings were engraved with both our initials, “O.K 4 EVER”

With tears running down my face, I swear my entire make up was gone. Though I couldn't care less, but I was consumed with the emotions that I was going through. Yoo I have never cried so much in my Life, the way I cried this weekend.

Nna: “Kevin Karabello Tau, I give you this ring as a symbol of our vows, and a token of my everlasting love, with all that I am, and all that I have, I honor you. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. With this ring, I thee wed."

Pastor continued with a prayer, this time, holding both our left hands, blessing our rings.

Pastor: "God of wonder and of joy, grace comes from you,and you alone are the source of life and love.Without you, we cannot please you;without your love, our deeds are worth nothing.Send your Holy Spirit, and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love that we may worship you now with thankful hearts and serve you always with willing minds; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

Because Kevin and Obonolo have desired each other in marriage, and have witnessed this before God and our gathering, affirming their acceptance of the responsibilities of such a union, and have pledged their love and faith to each other, sealing their vows in the giving and receiving of rings, by the power that has been vested in me, I proclaim that they are husband and wife in the sight of God and man. Let all people here and everywhere recognize and respect this holy union, now and forever.What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

I now present to you Kevin and Obonolo Tau.Mr Tau, you may Kiss your bride.

Kevin couldn't draw a breath but that didn't matter.He lifted my veil and held my face in his hands. The kiss didn't linger,but we will remember it,all our lives.

It was just a beautiful and emotional ceremony that included the lighting of the candles by both family representative's,in honor of my late father Russell Molwantwa Dire,Kevin 's grandmother Tryphina Mmalereku Tau and his uncle Morapedi Trevor Tau, both passed away a year ago.

We were joined by my Mom, Paula and Ntatemogo Luke Sereto Tau, each holding a Candle. Mama had one with papa's face, Paula had one with uncle Morapedi's and Ntatemogo had one with Nkgono's face.

All were written, In Loving memory of those we Loved & Lost.We know you would be here today if heaven weren't so far away.

PDDs organized 2 white doves, to be released, which were given to Kev and I to release,

Pastor said: "Kevin and Obonolo we wish for you that your life together will be everlasting, rich and rewarding. May your marriage carry with it all of the wonderful qualities that the White Dove represents. Their release will represent all of the blessings and best wishes from your family and friends accompanying you on your new journey together as wife and husband.

Today may the doves continue to share the sacred promise of Love from above to those whose hearts are open to the miracle of love. May the sun from the Heavens dance upon your wings as the angels begin to sing and rejoice for your never-ending Love. And so it is!
You may now release the White Doves, giving your Love wings!

In that beautiful sunny day, my birthday, I married the Lav'of my Life..

Now meet Obonolo Makananelo Tau.....

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