Wednesday, January 14, 2015

. . . on my Maid of Honor speech

Hello everyone! My name is Edrina, and I'm the sister of the Bride.

I am so very honored and ecstatic to be here celebrating the nuptials of Chuck and Diandra.

When Diandra and I were growing up she had always wanted to love on me, even when I wasn't having it. She would do whatever it took to make sure I knew she loved me. Loving deeply is her bold spice of life.

When Diandra first started talking about this guy at work that she gets along well with, or that she enjoys talking to; our ears started percolating. Chuck is the right blend of light-hearted charm and wit. And, we pondered if he was just the cream and sugar she needed.

We saw great potential when they started attending church together. We knew it was true love when she told us he would eat anything she cooked for him... Their relationship started brewing. Chuck and Diandra saw greatness within each other, and we took note of the fresh aroma it left in the air.

We knew Chuck was a keeper when he started coming around to family functions. In fact, he got in so well with us that we sometimes mistook him for an uncle of ours... Together, Chuck and Diandra found their Church family within their lifegroup, and their love became rich and full-bodied. I love how well their blending of flavors go together both smoothly and complimentary.

This hot, fresh, cup of life that God has to offer you is at your fingertips ready to be drunk, my dear brother and sister. So, drink it up, drink it in.

And now, as we lift our glasses I'd like to toast the happy couple ... Here's to a lifetime of love, happiness, laughter, grace, forgiveness, and many years of joy. Matthew 19:5 says: "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh."

Cheers to the happy couple!