Thank you, Holly, for making my son so happy all of these years. The rainy evening he finally got to ask you to be his wife will forever be etched in my heart as one of my most cherished memories. Thank you for saying yes. Thank you, for loving my son. You’ve been like a daughter to me for so many years, and now that I FINALLY get to call you my daughter-in-law, you can stop calling me “Miss” Rita. 😉
I’ve dreamed of many things for my son – growing up, finishing school, going to college, and some day getting married. I’ve dreamed of THIS day for him, and prayed for a GOOD girl – like you. And God was faithful!
I bet you never knew you were an answer to a Mama’s prayer, did you? Well, you are. You are the answer to my prayer. I love you, Holly MacDonald.
Thank you, Rory, for being my son. Long ago traveling home from Germany, I never dreamed of half of the things we have been through, but tonight – THIS NIGHT, I have always dreamed about for you. Thank you for treating Holly like the lady she is. You are a TRUE gentleman, and you are going to make an INCREDIBLE husband. Thank you for being my son and for making me laugh (and at times, pull my hair out), for 22 years. There isn’t ONE THING I’d change about you, or the man you’ve become. Not one thing! So you just keep being that man, okay? I love you!
Rory and Holly – Most of all, I want to say, I am indescribably, overwhelmingly, over-the-top proud of BOTH OF YOU. And I intend to TELL YOU THAT! OFTEN!
Holly – Ian and I both, welcome you to our family!