I do not wish you joy without sorrow,
Nor endless day without the healing dark,
Nor brilliant sun without the restful shadow,
Nor tides that never turn against your back.
I wish you love, and strength, and wisdom,
And gold enough to help some needy one,
I wish you songs, but also blessed silence,
And God’s sweet peace when every day is done.
Tonight, in the quiet evening, as I prepare myself for what lay ahead, and without the responsibilities as emcee, I will raise my glass and toast you both. Your honeymoon cruise will set sail to mark your new life together as I will celebrate tonight the wonderful people who have become a wonderful couple. Congratulations my friends. Congradulations Mr. and Mrs. Slind.