Many years ago, though it may feel like only yesterday, two perfect children were born into this world. Parent #1 and Parent #2 (#3 and #4) -- when you first gazed at ______and _____ you marveled at their perfection and you felt truly blessed. In your children you saw infinite potential and you placed great hope. With you they uttered their first words. With you they took their first steps. You rejoiced in their victories, you cried at their sorrows. You guided them, nurtured them, educated them, loved them to the best of your ability. You gave them all you had to give, so they would grow up strong and independent, capable of great love, capable of what they are doing here today. Without you this marriage would not, couldnot be possible.Now, today -- all the love and caring you gave to ______and _____ they will give to each other, and it does not end here. For in turn, they will pass it along to their children, and we see first hand how this sublime torch -- this lineage of love -- gets passed along from generation to generation, and in a very real sense we become immortal. Parent #1 and Parent #2 (#3 and #4), We thank you. We honor you.