“Family is link to our past, bridge to our future."

“In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.” -Alex Haley

Oh, Dad, as Christopher’s wedding quickly approaches, I can’t seem to get you out of my head or my heart. You were all smiles at our four weddings. I’ll never forget how handsome you looked in a tux. You were the life of the parties, talking and laughing with everyone. You loved the music and joked about the cost of the events. All of my memories include you.

 Even though you won’t be sitting in the front pew, you will be there on Saturday. You live on in all your family. We are your legacy. Christopher is the first of your grandchildren to take those marriage vows, vows that will grow our family tree.

Dad, you would adore this girl he chose. She is kind, smart, and lovely with a large, generous family. Chris and Kaitlin complement each other. They are two pieces of a puzzle that found each other.

All of us will carry a part of you with us on Saturday - your laugh, your smile, your jokes, your timeless style. And as your hand reaches out to comfort us, we will feel your gentle touch and know you are there.

“I sustain myself with the love of family.” Maya Angelou