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Monday, December 28, 2009

Wedding toasts

My sister gets married tomorrow and I have been trying to write my wedding toast for 22 months (long engagement I know).

I was finally able to never mind that it was at 5 o clock this morning...

I’m Cynthia Faires and I’m Lndz’s older sister. I would like to start be saying welcome Blankeneu and Faires Family and friends and on behalf of Lindsey and Evan than you all for braving the weather and coming for their special day.

What do you say, I have done this before but I only have one sister. One chance to give her away. This day is hers a celebration of who she was, who she is, and who she will become. I consider myself the resident expert on who she was… I have known her since the day she was born I guess mom and dad Mrs. Bettye and Grandma also can say that too. . . But here is some of what I remember about who Lindsey was. I don’t think anyone will disagree with me that LNDZ has always been mischievous. She had a sort of radar for Christmas presents she always found them wherever mom and dad hid them. She has never been afraid to speak her mind. We went to a restaurant once that had that special you know kids under four eat free. Well mom and dad didn’t object when the waitstaff assumed LNDZ was younger than that. Until an indignant little five year old voice bellowed “MOM AND DAD I CAN’T believe all you care about is free food, HOW HUMILIATING! “

For a good portion of her 21 years she has been the RUNT of the Faires family. I think that mentality fits her too she is scrappy! Used to hand-me-downs and making the best of any situation but she has come into her own and she is today a Faires Woman in her own right.

I am sad that I don’t get to be a part of her daily life now because we are all so far apart. I’m not an expert on LNDZ today But I am learning that all the best things about you are better. You are more like mom than I think you realize. You have her kind and giving, selfless spirit and your definitely more domestic than me! I am only learning who you are today but I am so proud of you and who you are.

In the future I know you will be great things, a wife, a lawyer, a mother. You are up to handling it all. You are used to being the Runt and doing the best with what you have I can only imagine those are good qualities to have as a wife! You have always been able to speak up and I am sure that will serve you well in law school and in your chosen profession and You have experience being the mischievous one so you will have a leg up on your kids!

Lndz mom and dad and I am so proud of you. We are so happy you found someone to complete you to support you and to love you. Evan is one of the most attentive men I have ever met. I mean he does laundry and dishes! You gotta hold onto this one.

LNDZ and evan on your special day I wish you

Warmth in the winter,

Love that never ends

When things get hard I wish you laughter to get through it

And When things are good I wish you luck to make all your dreams come true.