On January 10, 1993 my father passed away. On October 26, 2002, my mother married her boyfriend of 8 years.
She met Ed in 1994. They were such close friends, I don’t think any of us were sure what would happen.
However, I am pleased to say that they have celebrated 11 years together now – and been married 3 years today.
I was honored to have been chosen to give a speech/toast at the wedding.
You see, my mother knows I have a gifted tongue – and she knew I’d say the right things, but to actually choose me, to get up in front of all these people and say what I had to say, well …. it was a miracle.
She doesn’t always trust EVERYTHING that’s beautiful that comes out of my mouth LOL
So in honor of their third wedding Anniversary, I thank her for allowing me to give the speech, and sharing it with you.
A Wedding Toast To My Mom & Ed
Before beginning, I’d like to offer my sincerest gratitude to Mimi & Ed for allowing me to be part of this special occasion.
Also, I would like to say thank you to my brother, and my sisters for all that each of you has done to make this the special day that it is.
And of course, my gratitude to each and every guest who has joined us here – thank you for all of your support and all that you’ve done to make this, by all accounts, the perfect day.
In our lifetimes, we are not always given a second chance at perfect love.
In fact, it is so rare that often it is impossible.
A song that plays frequently on my radio reminds me of how untrue the proceeding statement is.
As the singer sings about tragedy and love, and perseverance, he repeats “I have learned, to never underestimate, the impossible.”
Ed and Mimi have shown every individual here, how nothing is impossible.
In time, two lonely hearts, found each other.
They have known love before, and yet still… love each other unconditionally.
I have watched as they have loved each other, supported each other, cared for each other, respected each other and lived through even the tough times.
This is, as I call it, a perfect love.
What is a perfect love?
It is most certainly what I see in Ed and Mimi’s eyes today.
It is a perfect moment when you look into the eyes of the most loving, caring, giving individual that you’ve ever known and realize you’ve found true love, a second time.
A moment like this, and the commitment which follows should be celebrated to it’s fullest.
And so, I contend to all those present that it our duty to ensure that this moment in the lives of Mimi and Ed, does not pass unrecognized.
It is with great pleasure that I say “Congratulations” to Mimi and Ed… may you share a second lifetime of love and happiness.
Everybody please raise your glass, and repeat after me …. FINALLY!!! … Here’s to Mimi and Ed.
Note: Of course I only made it through half of it before I broke into tears and the rest came out in between super huge breaths. LOL
Actually it sounded wonderful and I was complimented and it felt good.
It’s amazing what you can write when you FEEL strongly about it.
Now, where’s my second time?