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Your hearts, reflected in this stone of fire
And ice, token of sacrificial love;
This ring a symbol of your life’s desire
To serve, together, Him who reigns above.
In time this fire and ice will grow to be
The essence of the love grown through the years;
In time, this ring will set the temporal free
To life eternal where there is no fear.
The mystery of love renames the night
For those who, seeking, find — when all they give —
A life where darkness shines with heaven’s light
And sacrificial love makes hearts to live.
For when this symbol gains eternal truth,
Your lives, united, then become the proof.

to SKB and WCB (02/1992) upon their engagement