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Hi, everyone. Wow, you know I’m never good at these things, that’s why I work in a ﬁeld where you don’t see people much, but I’m glad you all could make it. Most of all, I’m glad Liam could make it, this wedding wouldn’t be much without the groom would it? Liam! We’ve done so much to get here, and I’m thoroughly thankful you chose to stick around throughout everything we’ve been through up until this point. It wasn’t easy, and I know I got a little bit overwhelming. I love you, and I couldn’t imagine being tied down to another person ever. You know, my mother always said that this time was going to be one of the most important times in my life. But, that I also shouldn’t get married until I’m thirty and had a steady job along with a PhD before that time because we have to have our priorities straight. Well, I’m twenty- nine, I’m a Forensic Anthropologist, and I’m about to graduate with a PhD next spring! I think, mum, you might be a mind reader because you were right about so many things in my life. You were right when you said I could be the best damn volleyball player before I was thirteen, and I was. You also said, when I had my ﬁrst ACL reconstructive surgery on my right knee that it was going to be okay.
I may’ve not always believed you at ﬁrst, especially when times got really hard
I hope all of you will be there to share those moments with us, no matter who you are. I hope all of you will be involved in our new life. I hope, Liam, that we’ll be the happiest people on the planet even when we annoy each other, and I hope that our lives continue to be like this speech: hopeful and very long and drawn out! Thank you all for coming, and listening to me ramble on. Have a great time.