Sixteen years ago today y’all got hitched! You’ve been though so many things, both amazing and not, but today you can still stand together and say ‘I do’.
Thank you Mom and Dad for the way you’ve showed me how marriage works, not to mention raised me, fed me, and taught me! I love you so much!
Enjoy your story in poetry form 😀
For her it was after a sign from heaven
For him it was after a year of prayer
But whether a bookmark or a word of wisdom
It was clear that God had brought them there.
This one night, her first there
She waited for Mr. Right
But then heard of some Canadian
Hidden out of sight.
He apparently was bad with blood
And one day took a spill
But even though she helped him up
They were only friends still.
Eventually the sad day came
When he had to trek back home
And suddenly the girl realized
How much she felt alone.
Now in those days the latest thing
Was emailing ‘cross the waves
And so they made this huge advance
To talk nearly everyday.
But one day her emails got lost
Trying to find her man
And it was during this time of silence
That he began to hatch his plan.
Gathering all this courage
And saying an extra prayer
He *gasp!* sent an email
Expressing feelings he’d been longing to share!
It was only after he’d sent the note
And she’d gleefully replied
That he found her own from weeks before
Filled with her own feelings she’d tried to hide.
He nervously picked up the phone
And dialed a number he knew oh so well
And waited for the dial tone
To stop and put him out of hell.
With a quavering voice and a fumbling mind
He railed and confessed
That he wanted her to be his forever-
And folks, she said yes!
However a few bumps stood in their way
For as soon as the question was asked
He remembered with a jump and a start
THAT HE HADN’T ASKED HER DAD!!!!
Thankfully Gran and Gramps were kind
And didn’t kill him dead
But they checked him out good and proper
Before they broke the bread.
At last came their wedding day
Complete with dresses and kilts
In fact one poor groomsman
Could have used some stilts!
This groomsman was a rather coy fellow
Who has just been married a few days
And his speech was full of love for his wife
To put it in a conservative way.
Dad’s dear old Dad apparently
Was still a little jet lagged
And so he caught forty plus winks
While the pew beneath him sagged.
Finally the day was over
Their wedding now was done
And the Scot and the Canadian,
Yes, these two became one.
They flew across the big blue sea
To the place that he called home
And then though they sometimes part
They are never truly alone.
They’ve been through many things
From miracles and miscarriages to monkeys and moves
But throughout the years together they’ve stuck
With a bond they’ll never lose.
This doesn’t mean they always agree
In fact it’s far from right!
For just the other day she stole his keys
While he was trying to get a surprise!
Although at times they do perhaps
Drive each other crazy
If you asked them on any given day
They’d say the other’s amazing.
So now the Scot and the Canadian
Celebrate the time
That brought them both together
And made a home yours and mine.