- Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse
here’s mine…rough draft anyway. Still working on them, it’s my take on the speech ‘So God Made a Farmer’
And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker.” So God gave her this man.
God said, “I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, shovel the snow, work all day on the rails, shovel the snow again, eat supper, and then stay up past his bed time to ensure his home is safe and protected.” So God gave her this man.
“I need somebody with hands strong enough to heave steel and yet gentle enough to wipe tears. Somebody to mow lawns, change oil, come home hungry, have to wait until his woman was done entertaining the house guests and tell them all to visit again soon, all while being truthful. So God gave her this man.
God said, “I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a sick child, someone to cuddle and hold their little hands and watching over them until the fever broke. I need someone who can build a snowman in the winter, plant flowers in the summer, change tires, fix brakes, and scrub bathrooms. Someone who will finish his forty-hour week by Tuesday noon then do another seventy hours labour tamping, shovelling ballast, and prepping rail then coming home, setting up the brio trains, building Legos and then cuddling the couch once the kids are in tucked into bed. So God gave her this man
God looked down and thought he needed “Somebody who’d bale a family together with the soft strong bonds of sharing, who would polish the gun when the girls went off with their new boyfriends, who would laugh and then sigh, and then reply, with smiling eyes, when his son says he wants to spend his life ‘doing what dad does.'” So God gave her this man.
Fiance, I gave you this ring to express my love and commitment to being the best woman I can be for you. I ask that you continue to wear it in honour of the bond we share and as a symbol of the fact that I will always live in the warmth of your heart and call it home. This is a once in a lifetime love and no matter what challenges we may face, I vow to always find my way back home to you. I love you, we love you, and will continue each day to bring the best out in eachother.