Touching Wedding Vow

It is a pity that the wedding didn’t go through…

 Dr. Preston Burke: [his wedding vows as he tells them to Addison, Izzie and the other women in the OR] Cristina, I could promise to hold you and to cherish you. I could promise to be in sickness and in health. I could say, til death do us part. But I won’t. Those vows are for optimistic couples, the ones full of hope. And I do not stand here, on my wedding day, optimistic or full of hope. I am not optimistic, I am not hopeful, I am sure. I am steady. And I know that I am a heart man. I take them apart and I put them back together and I hold them in my hands. I am a heart man. So this I am sure, you are my partner, my lover, my very best friend, my heart, my heart beats for you. And on this day, the day of our wedding, I promise you this: I promise you to lay my heart in the palm of your hands, I promise you me.

Dr. Preston Burke: [to Cristina in the back of the Church] I’m up there waiting for you to come down the aisle and I know you don’t want to come. I know you don’t want to come, but you’ll come anyway because you love me. And if I loved you, if I loved *you*, not the woman I am trying to make you be; not the woman that I hope you’ll become; but you, if I did, I wouldn’t be up there waiting for you. I would be letting you go.

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