than to feel they are joined together
to strengthen each other in all labour,
to minister each other in all sorrow,
to share with each other in all gladness,
to be with each other in the silent unspoken memories.
This was the first reading at Alexandra and Mark's wedding ceremony on August 16.
I have read it so many times after hearing it that afternoon.
They chose such a perfect reading.
Watching them grow as a couple
I believe this is who they are.
These past 10 months have been bittersweet.
Mark's proposal was as joyful as I had felt in years.
The lump in all of our throats was knowing that Kenny would not be here.
But that Saturday night, the pure magic that happened....
well, it couldn't have happened without his help.
I know that.
So Kenny, thank you for being here for us.
For a day that none of us will ever forget.
The love we felt was immeasurable.
I miss you every day.
I missed you even more this summer.
Making decisions by myself, doing yardwork that I hate.
Planning a day that we should have planned together.
Welcoming friends and loved ones to our home.
You should have done that.
You would have been so proud,
and spoken much better than me.
But now we have a perfect memory
as we turn the calendar to August.
We are doing ok, Kenny.
We are getting stronger,
your three musketeers.