Lidia and Mel’s Wedding Toast

Some of the people at the wedding asked for a copy of the toast that Tracy and I gave, so here it is for all to enjoy.

Love
Love is patient
Love is Kind
Love does not envy
Love does not boast      
Love does not dishonor others
Is not self-seeking
Is not easily angered
Keeps no records of wrongs
Does not delight in evil
Love rejoices with the truth
Love always protects
Always trusts
Always hopes
Love always perseveres
(Corinthians 13:4-7)
We’ve known Lidia for a long time, and through many years of friendship, we wanted to take a moment and give Mel some helpful advice.  While you two have been together for some time now, we hope these tips will ensure a long and lasting marriage.
Tip 1: When Lidia gets sleepy, get her home fast, or she might fall asleep against a wall.
Tip 2:  If Lidia starts to get whiney, just pretend you’re going to tickle her
Tip 3: Never over caffeinate
Tip 4: When in doubt, get her a mountain dew – Please note number 3, use in moderation         
Tip 5: After a long hard day, make sure there is corona on hand
Tip 6: To make her smile, take her salsa dancing
Tip 7: If she has a bad day at work, make sure to give lots of hugs and kisses
Tip 8: To keep her sweet, always have flan on hand
Tip 9: If she gets really mad, show her a picture of dolphins
Tip 10: Look into her eyes, and know she loves you with all her he art
We know that sometimes Lidia has a tough time saying what she means, so as her friends, we decided we would help her out…
Yes, I’ll marry you, my dear and here’s the reason why: 
So I can push you out of the bed when your feet are too cold..  
And if we hear a knocking and its creepy and late, 
I can hand you the torch to investigate.
Yes, I’ll marry you, my dear, you may not apprehend it, 
but when the faucet leaks it’s you that has to mend it.   
You have to face the neighbor, should our friends kids get in trouble for tossing the ball, 
and shovel the snow when a blizzard hits and there is a wall.  
Yes, I’ll marry you, your beauty and your grace, 
for even when I’m tired and grumpy, 
you’ll put me in my place.  
All of this you do for me, but none of them for you, 
and so before you see the light, I do, I do, I do!
(To give proper credit, we borrowed liberally from this poem: I Will Marry You and made it to fit for our friends.)

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