As a sister and the maid of honor

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Good evening everyone! As many of you know, my name is Julie and I’m the bride’s little sister. I would like to thank everyone for coming tonight and celebrating the love of Linda and Jeremy.
Over the past 16 years, Linda has not only been an amazing big sister, but she has also shown me the true meaning of friendship. She has taught me everything about growing up. Linda has always been my biggest role model and she is always there to support me in everything I do. Although she may not have enjoyed it, she came to every single one of my dance competitions when I was younger, and sometimes rode three hours each way just to me dance. At the time, I didn’t realize how important that was, but looking back now I really appreciate it. I guess payback came when I had to sit through ALL of her band-concerts through-out her middle school and high school years!

Jeremy, you know you are already a part of our family. I have considered you a brother to me for a while now, but now it’s finally official! I knew from day one, you would become someone very special to Linda. From calling my dad  an “old man”, to holding my niece when she cries for you, you have proven to us that you fit right in with our crazy family. You have treated me and the rest of our family so well over the past four years and I thank you for that. You are not only my my sister’s husband, but you are also my big brother.

My greatest wish for the two of you is that through the years, your love for each other will deepen and grow. I wish you the very best and I love both of you so much.

Please raise your glasses while I toast my beloved sister and her husband!

Take each day and cherish your time together. Love one another and stand together. Take time to talk to one another. Put your love and your family first; your job and your hobbies second. May your love be like the wind, strong enough to move the clouds, soft enough to never hurt, but always never ending. So here’s to love, laughter, and happily ever after.

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