Had a blast at my best friend Sara's wedding, in Arcadia (where?), Florida. Sara made the most beautiful bride. The ceremony was short and sweet, with only a mild threat of being eaten by a baby alligator. I did a reading at the ceremony (and was also a bridesmaid).
Here's the reading, which I just fell in love with, and choked up reading:
"May your marriage bring you all the exquisite
excitement marriage should bring,
and may life grant you also patience,
tolerance, and understanding.
May you always need one another -
not so much to fill your emptiness
as to help you to know your fullness.
A mountain needs a valley to be complete;
the valley does not make
the mountain less, but more;
and the valley is more a valley because
it has a mountain towering over it.
May you need one another, but not out of weakness.
May you want one another, but not out of lack.
May you entice one another, but not compel one another.
May you embrace one another, but not out encircle one another.
May you succeed in all important ways with one another,
and not fail in the little graces.
May you look for things to praise, often say, "I love you!"
and take no notice of small faults.
If you have quarrels that push you apart,
may both of you hope to have
good sense enough to take the first step back.
May you enter into the mystery which is
the awareness of one another's
presence - no more physical than spiritual,
warm and near when you are
side by side, and warm and near when
you are in separate rooms
or even distant cities.
May you have happiness,
and may you find it making one another happy.
May you have love, and may you find it loving one another."
The ceremony and reception were both beautiful. I saw so many people I never get to see anymore, and it was great catching up. I have never seen her husband, Darren, smile so much in the 6 years I've known him.
I'm sure by the end of the night I was a little annoying "Momming Up" the party by going around making sure everyone I know has a safe drive home and is capable of driving.
Richard had a minor mishap with a piece of glass and skinned a bit of his finger, luckily one of Darren's Aunts was nurse so I didn't super freak out and demand that Richard be rushed to the Emergency Room.