Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Parent's Thoughts & Wishes

The speech was delivered by Doug Hunt, Father of the Bride, at Michelle and Greg's wedding.  The pictures of Michelle and Greg are from the rehearsal wedding eve.

A few excerpts from the beautiful speech Doug wrote:
"As a guide to our bride and groom, I caution you that they are probably the smartest two people I know and the smarts, combined with their analytical minds, can be very entertaining.

A word to the wise, ask them mundane questions at your own risk.

I can only wonder at the depth of analysis that brought them to the conclusion that they would marry each other.

I first prescribe them lots of laughter.  Michelle and Greg are pretty good at it.  I love to see them light up when something strikes them funny. . . and then I ask them to explain it to me.  It is a pleasure to see them having fun. . . a little mysterious and very playful.  It's like watching monks dancing.

Second, i challenge them to have an attitude of gratitude.  The two best things in your lives will be your love and friendship.  Hold on to them dearly.

Now that you are officially a family, know that your only real purpose is to develop, enjoy, grow and encourage your best friend.  Agree to give and take so both can know the joy of meaningful work, but never lose sight of your real purpose.  I raise my glass to Greg and Michelle and wish them every blessing.  May they meet their challenges. . . and earn, enjoy and share their rewards."


10 comments:

Tracey Sabella said...

What wonderful tidbits you captured here. The wedding day is so hectic, that it can be hard to remember all the amazing details, but you have captured some of them so beautifully here!! I'm certain your son and beautiful DIL will treasure this!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Connie said...

Wonderful words of advice. I love your stitching, the little corner detail, and the table drape below your journaling. Wonderful layout.

Charlotte Brochu said...

What a lovely speech and it's great that you scrapped this!

Kay said...

What a great moment to capture--and even better that you captured the speech...definitely something to reflect back to in the future...fabulous page!

Lynn said...

I loved the speech, it was so heartfelt. It's so wonderful that you captured these memories on a layout. Beautiful work Cindy.

Shona said...

very wise words :) wonderful!

Alia said...

So lovely!!

Keri said...

Love those speech highlights, and that you've included them all on the layout...really adds such great content and meaning to the page. Love the cut-out framed photos and the mixed-font title too, Cindy!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Lovely meaningful layout!

Lisa-olsi said...

Lovely LO, I love your stitching.