Time Out for a Toast and a Song…


Last Sunday, my “little” sis got married.  A week before that she had asked me to make a toast for her.  How could I refuse?  It took me all week to come up with what to say.  Hadn’t been that stressed in a while. Work was already pretty stressful, but this was a pretty big weight on my shoulders. Didn’t want it too preachy, too cheesy, judgmental, etc.  Since I haven’t been the ideal big bro, this made it even tougher.  She asked me if I could mention my mom and my grandparents.  With less than 24 hours before her big day, I even went online to look for advice!  And, I even practiced in front of the computer a few times to make sure I didn’t stumble too much.  In the end, she loved it! A big WHEW! 🙂

As for a song, I didn’t know if we could make it happen.  About 2 weeks before the wedding, I asked Malachy if he wanted to sing a song for Goo Goo and Steve.  With a Ring Pop on the line, he decided to go for it. 😉  We didn’t practice every day, but we did sing it a few times, watched others sing it on YouTube, and even downloaded the Karaoke version.  We sang it in front of the computer, in the shower once, and Mom and Dad sang duets with him a few times before bed.  Then… it would be what it would be.  He was great! And… boy did he enjoy that Ring Pop all night long!  🙂

One thought on “Time Out for a Toast and a Song…”

  1. My brother did an AMAZING job on his speech. He had 80% of the room crying and that’s a good thing! I’m so proud to be your little sister and I’m sure you had mommy crying too. You’re the best big brother a girl could ever ask for and the performance from you and Malachy captured everyone’s hearts. They are still talking about it! I LOVE YOU BRO!

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