A speech for my sister

The meaning to my life, is my family. Without my family, I would be lost. And today, I felt like writing about my sister’s special day.

I remember back seven years ago, when I was sitting on the train, on my way home from work.

I started writing a speech to my sister, for her wedding day. I was the Maid of Honor, and so of course, I also had a surprise for her! That, I will share in the Subscriber Only Section below.

But on that day home, I just let my mind roam, and here I am going to share that speech. But before I do, here, is a picture of us on her wedding day…

“Oh boy, here I am. In front of a wonderful crowd of family and friends who are here to share the joy of Josie and Tim’s wedding today.

First – Tim, and Meg – on behalf of Mom, Dad, Gae, Yvonne, the girls and myself, we welcome you to our Scala family!

Now, I want to point out the day, the actual day of this special time. June 21st, the first day of Summer, which comes every year…who could pick such a better time?!
It’s a time signifying new beginnings…births-signifying life; leaves filling bare trees, bringing them to life; flowers blooming-signifying beauty; the flowing of the oceans and waters-signifying purity; the ground filling with bright green grass-signifying growth and earth; and most importantly, love..love is in the air, don’t you think? Not just love, love, which is why we are here today, but love in the circle of life, everything about Summer brings us joy and happiness, and love….
Josie and Tim are brought together within this circle of life…how amazing is that? And now, they will begin their life, as husband and wife, as lovers, as soulmates…they will begin their journey, together, as a couple, with Meaghan under their wings. A trio, a beautiful, astonishing trio, who are all joined together to spend the rest of their lives together…

For those of you who really know us, Jos and I go way back. Borne into this world as twins….inseparable. Same kind of clothes, same friends, heck-even the same campus for college…
But..we have different minds, different personalities, different ways of doing things…and even though we have our differences, we were, and are, always the other half. Together, we are like two peas in a pod. We’ve had some arguments, of course, but we’ve always stuck by one another. We’ve always told each other the truth. We’ve never let each other down.

We argue about who’s more beautiful, and today, I can finally win the argument that she is. We argue about who loves each other more….today, I can answer that. It’s not about who loves each other more, it’s about the bond we share. There is never a doubt about our love for each other…and today, I look at the love that she is spreading elsewhere – to her husband, and to his little girl…and together, they are now one family. You can’t beat that. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that you are loved, cared for… and it’s also a wonderful feeling to be in love…
Jos, I could go on forever. I could talk about all the little things we’ve done. But, you know what? Those little things are the things we cherish, and I will always cherish for as long as I’m here…

I want you to enjoy this day, your day. This is your life, and you deserve so much to be happy with Tim and Meg. You deserve the world Jos, and I love you so much.
I am only a bbm away. I will always be your big sister looking down on you, even if it’s only 17 minutes!! I will always be here. I am nothing without you, Jos. You are my hero. You’re everything I wish I could be. You’re a part of my heart. You make me who I am today…

You are an awesome aunt, to my little girls. A great sister, to Gae and Yvonne. A lovely daughter, to mom and dad. An amazing mother, to Meg. An amazing lover, to Tim. And for me, you are the best thing that’s ever happened to me, my twin sister. My soulmate…
I have one more surprise for you Jos…Uncle Brian…

And of course, there were many tears – it was a beautiful night indeed!! Tears shed, lots of dancing, great food, and yes, beverages!!
Josie and Tim’s wedding song was “Then” by Brad Paisley. Such a beautiful song, for a beautiful couple!

Thank you for reading, have a beautiful weekend!

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