MOH SPEECH SAMPLE
Jeff & Brandi
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for making it to Kristen and Steven's special day. It was an honour standing for both of you in your wedding and I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to speak.
Today, you may have seen many tears. There was always a lot of tears shed growing up: good or bad. It really didn't matter what the occasion was, we were told to "have a good cry". We all have to take a moment and realize how special today is for my parents and Steven's parents. They were the ones who taught you how to walk, how to talk and how to love. Today, Kristen walked down the aisle to Steven; both stood and proudly attested your love in front of everyone. My advice to the Stewarts and the Meinckes, if you haven't done so already, is to have a good cry!!! Just make sure it's a happy cry because these two absolutely adore each other and the steps they made today were the easiest they ever made!!!!
I would like to thank Kristen for always being a great big sister. When I look back I realize that some moments were made easier because you taught me what to do.or most importantly what not to do!!! While Kristen does have some great ideas on how to decorate or paint now, there was a time that she was not the person to ask for any design tips. When we were younger, Kristen decided that the bathroom walls would look a lot better with a mural of lightdays...conveniently just as my mom's guests were arriving. Kristen also found the walls of her bedroom to be very dull, so with that in mind she decided the only "paint" available would be the treasures in her diaper. Of course finger-painting was the way to go!! Kristen also has fantastic manners. In fact, she had them from a very young age and decided it was very important to communicate with others how they performed with their washroom hygiene. One time when Kristen and my Mom exited the McDonald's bathroom Kristen announced to the entire eating area "Daddy, Mommy had a poopoo and washed her hands." Kristen also has taught me that being prepared for important future events is an absolute must, even if that means giving your mom a heart attack for discovering a condom in your pocket while doing the laundry.while she was in grade 8! And the one that I will NEVER forget that when you're drunk. it's not wise to stumble into your parents room and talk endlessly.even if it's interrupted by unexpected sobbing!!!
Steven, I would like to thank you for being such a great man to my sister. You always know how to make her laugh, take care of her on her bad days and most importantly.. Know which chocolate is the good chocolate!!!! You are a welcome addition to our family and I am very happy to call you my brother!!!!
I would like to read something that was read at my own wedding ceremony. If you could, Kristen and Steven please hold each other hands if you haven't been already. In fact, all couples should hold the hands of the one they love for this!
"These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow and forever. These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future. These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other. These are the hands will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind. These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow, and tears of joy. These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children. These are the hands that will help you to hold your family as one. These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it. And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch".
I would like to make a final toast to Kristen and Steven Meincke.
May the love you share today be one day seen as small, compared to the love you will feel ten years from now, or fifty years from now. May you continue to grow in love and... may all your up's and down's.....come only from the bedroom!!!!