So, my husband is the best man at a wedding this Saturday afternoon. Â If you are attending said wedding, please stop reading now. Â I’ll pause while you close the window.
Excuse me everyone, could have your attention for a moment?
Iâ€™m Jimâ€™s older brother, Joe, and Iâ€™m honored that he asked me to be the best man today. Wasnâ€™t that a beautiful ceremony?Â Â You did a great job, Aunt Connie!Â
I have to tell you that I never thought Iâ€™d get the opportunity to make this toast. Iâ€™m sure Iâ€™m not the only one who thought Jim would never get around to asking the big question.
Now, I know Iâ€™m still a rookie with this marriage stuff, but I have learned some things that I want to share with you.
- When you’re wrong, admit it.
- When you’re right, shut up.
- Never forget what is worth remembering.
- Never remember what should be forgotten.
- Compliment each other every day.
- Be slow to criticize.
- Say you’re sorry even if you don’t know what you did or you didn’t mean to do it.
- Never assume.Â Â Talk about everything, even if you think it doesnâ€™t need talking about.
- Be each other’s champion. No matter what, take your spouse’s side first!
And the most important –
- Marriage is not mind reading, so ask your spouse what they want and believe what they tell you.Â
In closing, I want to share a quote with you from the late, great, Ronald Reagan, and I can say from personal experience that he is right.Â Â He said,
There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of the day, knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps.
May you always be that person for each other.Â
To Jim and Michelle!
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