Thank you for this day... Thank you for the wedding of Celeste and Anthony. Thank you for all of the people who can be with us today...and for those who are with us in their hearts...and for those who are in OUR hearts.
I thank you for all the people who have helped put this day together in so many different ways. Behind the scenes and up front.
I thank you for Celeste and Anthony -- that they have each found a best friend in each other and that they have found a partner in life as well. I ask that you strengthen their current bond each day and that all of life's little journeys -- the easy ones and the hard ones -- only deepen their commitment to each other. Please remind them every day that they, together as a couple and as individuals, should move forward... "From this day forward..." Not holding onto hurts of the day before but pushing forward in their commitment to each other.
I ask, Father, that this day -- and all the days following -- be full of joy. That we celebrate all the good things and cherish all the many parts of our lives that make us who we are today.
Strengthen us all.
With much gratitude for all you have done and all you will do.