A Letter to my Sister: Wishes for a New Bride

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… !!


A Letter to my Sister: Wishes for a New Bride was last modified: July 12th, 2012 by Audrey McClelland
SHOWHIDE Comments (11)
  1. Love this. I have a sister that we’re still waiting on a prince for. I hope for a post like this in the future. Thanks to your whole family for sharing your lives. Excited for your family’s weekend!

  2. Tears….I love your relationship with Jane. I can’t wait to see pictures of this beautiful wedding and of the prince and princess.

  3. Beautifully written, Audrey… from the heart and love of a wonderful sister. I am SO excited for Saturday, to witness this love become eternal! xoxox!

  4. You did “call it” early on with Brian… you knew he was the one for me! And you were right! This is such a special letter. Thank you so much! I am so honored that you will be my Matron of Honor on Saturday. I love you!!!!!!

  5. ditto what everyone wrote above. I only hope and pray my two little girls will have a beautiful sisterhoood that equals what you and Jane have. you both are so fortunate!

A Letter to my Sister: Wishes for a New Bride was last modified: July 12th, 2012 by Audrey McClelland