Wednesday, August 16, 2006

So Here's to Tom and Stephanie...

Steph, we promise to love you as a daughter. We've always adored you. At first I'm sure it was because Tom did. We've gotten to know you pretty well now and welcome you into our family with open arms as I know Tom has been welcomed into yours. That is as it should be. I know Tom is fortunate to be marrying such a lovely, talented, and good hearted lady from a really good, family oriented family.
Many marriages eventually go bad because the wife wakes up one day to the realization that she didn't marry the person she thought she did. I can guarantee you that is not the case here. You are getting what you see. This is no act. Tom is the real deal. There was never a phony bone in his body. He is genuine and loyal. He is kind and will give everyone the benefit of the doubt. You already know all of this.
As You and Tom make your promises to each other and to God the day after tomorrow, we will be there with you, probably a little teary eyed but we will be rejoicing. What a wonderful day that will be.
When Tom was a sophomore in High School he talked to his Mom at an event in town and kissed her good bye and said "I love you Mom". One lady who witnessed that outward show of affection in front of several people said "I can't wait to see what special girl God has planned for Tom." Turns out she was right. God did and You my dear, are special.
May your childrens children celebrate the anniversary of this Blessed event.
So here is to Tom and Stephanie and together forever!


Britmum said...

Oh Cliff that is such a beautiful tribute. It made me cry. How lucky she is to be entering such a loving wonderful family.

Cheers to a beautiful wedding day.

Tare care xx

Jim said...

This sounds like a charge (?) you could read at the wedding. Your kids are special to you, I can tell. And they don't disappoint you much either. Just a proud Dad.
Thanks for the pics below too. It all has helped us all to know Tom better.

1 plus twins said...

omg cliff you have me in tears!!! i can barely make out the rest of the pictures. she is a beautiful girl and they look so happy. you truly are a special man and so is your family. sounds like steph is too. you all are truly blessed. sounds like tom is just like you and can express himself with no problems. i am truly proud to know you. hope the wedding goes smoothly. enjoy every bit of it. take lots of pictures to share with us your wonderful memories.

Paul said...

If every dad would say to his son what you said in the second paragraph, there would be peace on earth forever. There is no higher accolade a man can earn than those kind of words from his father.

You done good, Cliff, and it looks like you're not going to stop. God bless you.

And best wishes to the newlyweds.

Rachel said...

Gee Cliff. You're making me get all misty eyed....

They are both blessed.

**SilvermOOn** GEL said...

Jeepers Creepers, Cliffers!
My peepers are so full of happy tears, it's a good thing I'm a touch "typOist!".
Your heart is all over your blog. Thanks for sharing this happy & glorious time in the Morrows' lives.Best wishes to T & S and ALL of you!
Hugs to you all!