The speech I never want to deliver.

by Captain Bradley

Here goes. I’m practicing. It’s my newest era of evolution.

Oldest girl called the other night to “finalize plans” with our little guys about a wedding that’s over a year away.

If I were asked, here’s what I would offer.

“You know, obviously you two are in love. We’ve all been there. Planning your nuptials should be fun. That day, even more fun. Your reception…even better. Your honeymoon…best of all fun. No doubt.

Enjoy this time and, as Gin advised, delegate often. You two will be busy with work and/or school over the next year. Your many parents can help, but you are in control.

God brought you two together and you both should lean on Him for guidance, more than any of us flawed humans. He’s much more qualified to help.

Just remember. Your honeymoon will end. But, you can always go back. God knows that Maui will always make me feel 26 again.

You two will enjoy great times of young love, with fellow couples, and with us, as your busy schedules allow.

However, your individual egos & goals will inevitably clash. It’s normal, but heightened by the fact that you are now an official couple.
Who cares about that? You should not. Life is about daily results. Not pleasing your parents. Not keeping up with any Joneses.

Just doing your best for those closest to you is what matters most. Thus, you have a happy family of 2 and you are laying the groundwork for decades to come.

Life is rarely fair. You must make choices. Always choose your collective sanity and immediate family needs. Think. Choose. Enjoy. Repeat.”

That is all.