Short Sweet Speech

Word Count: 248

Dear Guests, as Hanna’s sister I would like to welcome you and thank you for sharing this special day with Hanna and John. I am truly honored to be a part of their wedding.

To my big sister Hanna, you have always been there to lead the way for me. When we were little girls, you taught me how to make apple pies and kept me from eating them. You always stuck up for me when I was bullied on the playground. You showed my around on my first day of school and helped me with my homework.

You taught me how to put on makeup and paint my nails. You showed me how to dance and kiss boys and all the other cool things you learned from your teen magazines. You covered for me when I came in late from a date and counseled me through my first crush.

Even when you went away to school, you were still looking out for me; forsaking sleep or class or parties to take my calls and traveling many miles to be home for my birthday. And today you are still leading the way; shining a light on the path of love and marriage, showing me how its done and, sometimes, what not to do.

As you begin this new chapter in your life, I will still look to you for guidance because you helped me get this far. How blessed I am to have a big sister like you!

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