These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and vibrant with love, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other all the days of his life.
These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future, as you laugh and cry, as you share your innermost secrets and dreams.
These are the hands that will work long hours for you and your new family.
These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, for a lifetime of happiness.
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 hold each child in tender love, soothing them through illness and hurt, supporting and encouraging them along the way, and knowing when it is time to let go.
These are the hands that will massage tension from your neck and back in the evenings after you’ve both had a long hard day.
These are the hands that will hold you tight as you struggle through difficult times.
These are the hands that will comfort you when you are sick or console you when you are grieving.
May they always be held by each of you.
May they have the strength to hold on during the storms of stress and the dark of disillusionment.
Keep them tender and gentle as they nurture you in your wondrous love.
May these hands continue to build a relationship rich in caring and devotion in reaching for your perfection.
May you BRIDE and you GROOM see your four hands together as healer, protector, shelter and guide.
I do not claim to be the original author of this script. I am sharing it like this to make it easier for anyone to use.
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