These are the hands of your best friend. Young,
strong, and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your
wedding day as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow,
These are the hands that will work along side
yours, as together you build your future. These are the hands
that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years,
and that with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other.
These are the hands that will hold you when fear
or grief wracks your mind These are the hands that will, countless
times, wipe the tears from your eyes. Tears of sorrow and tears
of joy. These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children.
These are the hands that will help you hold your family as one.
These are the hands that will give you strength when you need
And lastly, these are the hands that even when
wrinkled and aged will still be reaching for yours, still giving
you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch ~author unknown.
This is a poem that many couples like to use at the ceremony.
If you choose to use it, I can make you a nice copy as a keepsake.