Monday, April 25, 2011

Michael's Speech

At our wedding rehearsal dinner, we opened the floor to friends and family to give a speech or share some encouraging words with us.  My brother, Michael, gave the following speech that left me and Big Jon both with tear-filled eyes.  It was just precious...
From Michael:

I’d like to take a moment and say a few words to Jonathan and Danielle. I could not be more proud of my baby sister. She has found herself one great guy he has done nothing but show me his love and dedication for Danielle. Me and Ragan think the world of you and my whole family is excited about welcoming Jonathan and his family into ours! Looking back it seems like yesterday when she was born and watching her grow up has been nothing short of amazing! I think of her strong faith, great academics, and her impressive athletic abilities. She has always had a special place in my heart, I’ve been bragging on her for as long as I can remember, but as she has become a young adult we have only grown closer. I love my sister deeply! She is the kind of person that inspires me to become a better person. I pray for my sister and I know she prays for my family and that’s priceless! I would like to think that maybe she will be able to take a little from each of my families marriages, to help her strengthen hers and Jonathans. She might be able to see the new love that is shown in Jamie and Stephanie’s marriage, or maybe the playfulness and true love of Greg and Tammie’s marriage, thinking of my own she could see that love and friendship can conquer anything if your heart desire’s it! And see that there are many GOD given blessings in a marriage that has longevity like Momma and Daddy! I think that I speak for everyone when I wish you a long beautiful marriage and may the LORD bless you in abundance! I LOVE YOU Danielle and you too Brother! I am so happy and proud of you both!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh Danielle! This made me cry. How priceless and i'm so thankful you will have this. My brother is my most favorite person on this planet. I am praying for you in the days to come as you adjust to his earthly absence. I keep thinking about what a glorious family reunion Heaven will be! Kimberley