~Our Renewals~ Hey my WBC family! I've been a little hush- hush lately. Our 14th wedding ann...
I want to give a shout out to sammielynn5. It's almost her big day to crossover. Best wishes to this beautiful woman. I pray that her day is everything she hopes for and more. I'm so happy for her and all of the other brides who wedding day is drawing near. Many blessings to you!
My wedding day was last Saturday, July 28, 2012. The reception was the biggest highlight of the day. We had lots of entertainment on top of the heartwarming and most touching dedications. Two of those dedications were from my little Brother and Sister, Barry and Laura. I love the two of them with all of my heart. I'd give my life for these two special people. I've known them both since birth, and though we are only half siblings, believe that we are closer than any bloodline could ever draw us.
Barry is my charmingly handsome and very talented little brother. He was an usher in my wedding. He is a musician and writer. He writes his own music, scores, sings, raps, edits, and produces. He sang to us an original song that he wrote. It was so beautiful and well received by everyone there. Every guest was in awe of his talent and charm. I will share a link of the video soon as I get a copy uploaded.
Laura was my maid of honor. Laura's MOH speech was the part that had me in tears. I said that I would not cry at my own wedding. I did a very good job not even coming close to getting choked up until Laura began to speak. Laura is a gift from God. I thank God and my mother for this blessing of a little sister. She's my pride and joy. She's smart, bright, and focused. She is only 19 years old, but she spoke words of pure love and wisdom that is beyond her years.
Laura walked towards me and my husband's table and set up a trio of pearly unity candles. Then, she went over to the DJ and grabbed the microphone. She stood before us with a microphone in her hand. She smiled lovingly at me and my husband. Laura began to speak with love and confidence.
These are her words that brought me to tears:
"You are the best sister, person, and woman God could ever make. To be in our lives, the things you've gone though the things you have struggled and survived and the things that your going to go though just shows that you are the definition of strength and power!
"Fee, you strive to make everyone around you happy but now it's time for you to be happy forever! You being happy and excited is a wonderful feeling for me and Im sure that Dee feels the same way too. Felicia, youve been my role model since you put your head phones on my ears when I was 4 years old, since I didn't understand anything around me that was going on when I was 8, and when I turned 10 you where the one who helped me understand.
"Our child hood wasn't easy, and some people would say it was ridiculous! But looking at us now it would not seem like it was for nothing. Because we can say that our past was just a set up for us to be the people that we are now. We are good and better people now because of it. We may not have chosen our past, but we have learned from it.
"I want to say that you are the most beautiful bride I have ever seen. Your physical beauty times the beauty that you hold in side you really makes you shine bright! I see the happiness you have when you look at Dee. The people around you feel the love and happiness you share with us all. The people here came not only for the extra activities and the food, but they came to witness, share, and receive the love that you and Dee have for each other and us!
"Dee, when I met you I thought you where gonna be mean, (laughs) but my thoughts quickly changed when you started talking, making jokes, and just being Dee. I love the way you are towards my sister. You take care of her, and you reassure her of the love you guys have for each other every second of every day. After really getting to know you, I know that there is no other man for my sister. I'm glad you're with her because she is everything to me! And I am so happy to call you my brother in law and to be apart of your wonderful family!
"Fee and Dee, who I like to call mom and dad, I love you guys! So let's join the love that you guys have for each other with a simple flame! Let the love burn for the rest of your lives with each other!"
Then, Dee and I lit the unity candle. The tears would not stop flowing until afterwards. Laura and I hugged each other.