I’ve always believed in happily-ever-afters, it’s the romantic in me.
I love seeing the girl get the guy (or the guy get the girl) at the end of movies.
I love a knight on a white horse.
And I love seeing fate work its magic.
My baby sister, who really isn’t a baby… she’s 31 years old, is getting married on Saturday. I have always dreamt and wished and hoped for her a happily-ever-after.
When Jane first mentioned this guy named “Brian” a few years ago, I had a feeling. I had one of those sister feelings that I knew this was the one. There was something about him. And then when I met him, I knew. This was her knight on a white horse.
I’ve always believed that everyone has a soul mate, and that part of our journey and adventure here is finding him or her. Sometimes we have to dig a little deeper to find him/her, but the beauty of life is that when you do… everything changes. Life suddenly becomes… LIFE. I always used to say to Matt, my life wasn’t complete until I found you. I remember feeling the day I met Matt, “There you are! I’ve been waiting…” It was an internal feeling.
Jane, you met your soul mate. You met your perfect other half… or as I like to say, your puzzle piece. You fit beautifully together and it’s evident when anyone is with you.
As your sister… I wish for you many things in life.
But this week, as your sister… as I watch you prepare to marry the man of your dreams, I want to give you some wishes, wishes for a bride.
I wish many lifetimes of happiness for you and Brian.
I wish many children.
I wish laughter and happiness and giddiness.
I wish hugs upon hugs.
I wish health and peace to you both.
I wish you a life together filled with promise and dreams fulfilled.
And I wish you a happily-ever-after.
You’ve met him, Janie.
This was him.
Your life led you right to Brian.
I am so proud of you.
I am so in awe of you.
And I love you more than anything.
I am honored to stand beside you on Saturday and watch you marry your prince.
But you know what?
Your happily-ever-after has already begun… !!