I pronounce you wife and husband

Mike and Sarah (1)

 

Earlier this month I officiated the wedding of our eldest nephew on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. I was honored they asked me to join them and I am grateful for their trust. As I reflected on the wedding this blessing emerged (unfortunately too late to use in the ceremony!).

Wedding Blessing (for Mike and Sarah)

  • *May you be silly and playful together;
  • *May laughter be the soundtrack of your home;
  • *May you delight in each other;
  • *May you be one another’s best cheerleaders;
  • *May you be kind to one another; (Always practice kindness)
  • *May you listen deeply to each other;
  • *May disagreements and arguments be resolved equitably and fairly;
  • *May you resist score-keeping between you;
  • *May you release slights and grudges;
  • *May you remember that you hold each other’s hearts;
  • *May you be patient with yourselves;
  • *May your love be strong and flexible;
  • *May you be brave and bold as you forge this new life together!

–With love, Aunt June

(Photo by Dennis Driedger)

3 thoughts on “I pronounce you wife and husband

  1. June, what a beautiful creed to live by. What a beautiful Blessing. As we approach our 50th next month, and as I look back at the years, it is the times when we did not do these things that the going got tough. I am so glad that we stuck it out and now are each others best friends as well as husband and wife. Shirley B Yoder, Harrisonburg, Virginia

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