All parents dream of seeing their loving daughter walking down the aisle with Mr. Right. For a mother, it is even more so, that feeling as they once stood where their daughters are now and want only the best for them. At a wedding, the mother-of-the-bride gave a speech containing so much knowledge and understanding that it moved all the guests’ hearts.
Good evening! Ladies and gentlemen, friends, and family members. Thank you all for joining us at the celebration today. As a mother, seeing my daughter stepping into womanhood and now having a family of her own means a lot to me, and I feel so blessed.
It is the young couple’s big day today. I want to share some loving tips with them here.
The first thing is, marriage is a not a one-plus-one-equals-two equation. Rather, it should be half-and-half-makes-one.
You two have to learn to hold yourselves and be ready to compromise for the marriage to work. Young people are attracted to one another’s looks and character. But these attributes can also be the stabbing dagger at the other end. I have been there. Trust my words when I tell you to be a lesser you to accommodate your spouse, and this will keep your loving relationship going strongly.
The second thing is that love is not a closely-knitted web, but a loose thread. You should have the same friends and social network as before you were married. Giving space to your spouse is to give yourself freedom. Remember, to get married is not to own, but to bond. It is an alliance that requires respect.
The third thing is that the home is not a place to reason or get even, but to love. Don’t people say man is mud and woman is water? So marriage gives the woman some mud and supplies the man with some water. A marriage, after all, is a couple living their lives together. Too much calculating about rights and wrongs and do’s and don’ts will only strangle and suffocate the marriage.
Well, that’s all I have to say. Let me wish you two all the sweetness and bliss that you can enjoy in your marriage.
Edited by Kathy McWilliams.