Friday, December 5, 2008

Happy Anniversary?

As I write this, I have been married exactly four and one half years. As some of you know, I am taking a speech class as part of my teacher certification classwork. Our last speech is today and it is a "special occasion" speech. So it could be an award acceptance or an eulogy or an after dinner speech.

As I talked to Cynthia about my topic a while back, we thought it would be great for me to "redo" my wedding toast to her. Not many know this, but my original message on our wedding video was awful. Seriously, really, really, reeeeally bad. Since we talked, I thought about it and thought about it. Basically, I knew this would be hard, so I found ways of talking myself out of it and trying to pick another topic. Stuff like "the format just doesn't work for what the Prof wants." Or, "I can't deliver a non-funny speech." Also, I had this funny award speech all ready to go this morning.

And Cynthia called me on it.

Basically, I hadn't put the time or effort into writing a speech that could have written itself - there's that much to talk about, really.

So, back to this morning... Having recognized that I was shirking something that could potentially be a very good profession of my love for my wife; I decided to do something about it.

I figured out a speech format that would work, I rewrote the speech and I gave it. Got a good grade and everything.

Great, you say, who cares? Nobody else gets to see it! So, I figured that maybe I could web-cam myself doing the speech for y'all, and most especially for Cynthia.

So, here it is:
Sorry for all the cuts - I'm kept fumbling words, so I just kept editing them out.

I would like to publicly apologize to my lovely bride - Darling, I'm sorry for letting this slip; I was wrong in doing that and I humbly ask for your forgiveness (even if it is in front of everyone).

I can't wait for the next 4.5 or 45 years of your companionship...

Happy Anniversary.5