Monday, March 19, 2007

I Completely Choked!

All I had to do was stand up and say a few nice things about my sister, not so difficult, right? Wrong! Very Wrong.. I come from a long line of very sappy, emotional women, and I guess I have now officially joined their ranks.

I thought so hard for weeks leading up to the wedding, about what I would say and how I would start the toast that I was going to make. I ran into a friend who said that she had a toast that I might like to take a look at, she sent it to me, and I absolutely loved it! That was it, problem solved.

In preparation for the big speech, I read and re-read this toast over, no less than 200 times, thinking maybe if I "de-sensitize" myself, I won't lose it during the middle of my reading... No such luck. I don't even think I got out the first line before my voice cracked and the tears started to flow, although I'm sure I could go back and check the video evidence, isn't video evidence always pleasant?.

It really came out of no where, I made it through the ceremony with only damp eyes and a tear or two, but I was about to completely bawl reading this toast.. It was all I could do to mutter the last couple of lines and tell my sister that I loved her and then it was Exit Stage Left!!!

The wedding was B-E-A-utiful and my sister looked amazing, radiant and full of love and happiness... So, without an audience.....

His hello was the end of her endings
Her laugh was their first step down the aisle
His hand would be hers to hold forever
His forever was as simple as her smile
He said she was what was missing
She said instantly she knew
She was a question to be answered
And his answer was I Do

Best wishes to my sister and new brother in law, may you both be filled with love and kindness to each for "always, always"

I love you both!

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