Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Blessing of the Hands - Ceremony Reading

This was our favourite reading from our wedding ceremony. It strikes all the right notes, we agree with all it promotes, and the words have had a special place in my heart from that day on. The original author is unknown, but please feel free to absorb their inspirational words.


© Ross Herbert Photography

Blessing of the Hands

These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and 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 one day.
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 when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.

Our wish for you today is that both of you will use these hands to build a marriage where all your dreams come true.

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