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First, I would like to take a minute to welcome you all to my sister’s wedding and thank you for being here with us, to take part in this celebration. Sisterhood is, you could say, one of the most complicated relationships to describe. There are so many moments where it feels like we truly hate each other but at the same time, there is an underlying bond of love so strong that nothing can destroy it.
My sister and I have been through the angry teenage phase where we tended to avoid each other and outdo each other’s retaliations by coming up with better comebacks. Luckily, though, we both grew out of those phases and learned to see each other in a different light. As the years passed, my sister became my closest friend. Having seen her at her lowest as well as her best, I can say without a doubt that I have never seen her as ecstatic as she is today, standing beside her husband. I consider my sister to be a wonderful person- caring, understanding, and extremely loving. She goes above and beyond for those she cares about and so; it is absolutely heartwarming to see she has found someone who will do the same for her.
I understand that I am almost obligated to tell embarrassing stories about my sister at this point, but I think I will skip that because, well, to be honest, my sister still scares me, and I am too young to die. I can, however, tell you all that there is nothing that prepares you to see your own sister, as a bride; a wife to the man she loves. I never thought my sister needed anyone else since she always seemed so fine on her own but seeing her, here, beside her groom, it becomes evidently clear that these two complete each other.
I won’t lie, there were some instances where I feared this day would feel like I’m losing my sister but fortunately, it does not feel that way at all. On the contrary, it feels like I’m gaining a brother and I have no doubt, we will get along wonderfully. My sister has always made great choices, but I am certain you are the best one yet. I am delighted to welcome you to the family, and I hope you are as excited about the future as we all are.
Corinthians 13: 4-8 says, “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.” With that being said, I wish you two have the time of your lives, by each other’s side. I wish you every happiness there could possibly be, and I hope you prosper, flourish and grow to build a bond that is magical.