Monday, 17 December 2012

These are the hands

As the bride stood with her father waiting to walk down the aisle on Saturday's wedding this was read.

These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever.
These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future.
These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other.
These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind.
These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow, and tears of joy.
These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children.
These are the hands that will help you to hold your family as one.
These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it.
And lastly, these are the hands that even wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.
Traditional Celtic Handfasting Ceremony



  1. Very beautiful, lovely words for sad times.

    1. Anbolyn - Yes words that lift us & are a appropriate for so much more than just a wedding.

  2. Always aposite words here for me.

  3. So beautiful - even my cynical old eyes welled up. Aren't those hands what we all hope we'll find?

    1. Tonia - absolutely hands that we all hope to find & hold onto forever.

  4. Just beautiful - very moving. Happy Christmas! xCathy

    1. Cathy - Yes it is so moving, I keep wanting to re read it. Ps We decorated our tree & it was so lovely to rediscover your gorgeous snowflake, a giveaway on your blog last year.


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