S: Christopher and Mandy - July 3, 2011
FC: Christopher and Mandy Niles July 3, 2011 Salt Lake City, Utah
1: Log Haven Restaurant July 3, 2011
2: Finishing Touches
8: First of all let me thank everyone here for helping raise these two wonderful young adults. Everyone here has had a hand in their development, uncles, aunts, grandparents, parents, friends and many others. Mandy asked me a several years ago about long distance courtships and I told her that they were seldom successful and very difficult to endure. But if you did survive you would find a love that is rare. I am very pleased that these two chose to finish their educations despite the emotional and financial burden it came with. I could not be happier than to give Mandy to Chris in marriage. I have had the opportunity to spend some time with Chris and he is a wonderful young man, his parents should be very proud. Mandy and Chris have taught us that there truly are no strangers in this world, just family we have yet to know. The author, Mitch Albom, once said, “Love, like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with a soaking joy. But sometimes in the heat of life, love can dry on the surface and nourishment must be drawn from below, tending to its roots keeping itself alive.” I would challenge you both to not let that rain stop and dry up. Be playful, have fun, kiss, hold hands, leave love notes for each other. When kids and life get in the way and your schedule is busy, make sure you save time for each other. Remember what it is that brought you to this point today. Be patient with each other, and most of all communicate. When there are issues, and there will be issues, don’t argue, don’t bicker. Discuss issues from a point of love and understanding. When you wreck the other’s car or turn all their whites pink in the laundry, remember, do these things really matter? May you always need one another, not so much to fill the emptiness as to help each other know your fullness. May you embrace one another, but not encircle each other. May you succeed in all important ways with each other, and not fail in the little graces. Look for things to praise, often say I love you, and ignore the small faults. May you have happiness, and may you find it in making one another happy. May you have love, and may you find it in loving one another.
11: "Believe in happily ever after, and it will come true"
14: Just the Boys
20: "There is only one happiness in life, to love and to be loved."
23: Save the Last Dance for Me
28: "IT ONLY TAKES A SECOND TO SAY 'I LOVE YOU' BUT A LIFETIME TO SHOW IT." - TERESA COLLINS