Stacy, you look absolutely beautiful today. I want you to remember that Roland’s not perfect; but neither are you – you’re both beautifully flawed. Yet he makes you laugh, he causes you to think twice, and he admits to being human and making mistakes, so hold onto him and give him the most you can. Roland is never going to breakout in song, he’s not going to get any better at golf, but he will give you a part of him that he’s never given anyone before – his committed heart. I know you’ll unconditionally accept it, love it, and grow old with it. Don’t hurt it, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. The man in front of you is deserving of someone who will always have his back, take his side, to catch him when he falls, and a partner who will care for him better than he cares for himself,because to Roland, you are the most important person in his life – and the love you have to offer him,
is absolutely perfect.
Roland, dudeeee, I couldn’t be more happier for you. In the past 23 years, you have been my backbone on some of my toughest days and always one of the first to congratulate me on my brighter days. Just as Stacy is the luckiest girl in the world, you are the luckiest boy in the world. Stacy is someone who makes others want to be a better person. She is someone that sees and believes in someone when they are lost. She is someone who runs alongside a person as they fight their battles, and she encourages them to keep running, keep pushing and to keep reaching for their goals She is someone who never allows the ones she loves to stop dreaming, to stop believing that anything is possible. She is a woman who offers a lot and expects little in return. Promise me that you’ll never change that about her. For this love that Stacy has to offer you,
is absolutely perfect.
Stacy and Roland, may your marriage bring you all the excitements a marriage should bring, may life grant you also patience, tolerance, and understanding. May you always need one another. May you always embrace one another. May you always succeed in all-important ways with one another. May you praise and celebrate each other often. May the words, “I love you” be said daily and with passion. May you have happiness, and find it making one another happy. May you have love, and may you find it loving one another. Thank you again for sharing this moment with all of us, we all wish you both nothing but the best in both love and happiness.
A personalized reading for Stacy and Roland Martin on their wedding day (June, 20, 2014 at Atkinson Country Club)