Weddings always seem to be all about The Bride.
And sometimes The Mother Of The Bride gets it by association.
Tonight I want you to join me in a toast to The Mother Of The Groom.
Here is a woman who flew halfway across the country and drove back again so that she could be here to help get things ready for her son's wedding.
She is a beautiful, shy woman, who had to go way out of her comfort zone sometimes to be here helping and sharing in the work.
Our children picked a hard weekend, in many ways, to be married.
Local help was either away or fully occupied with their own Holiday company, so we were pretty much on our own.
And I don't know that I could have done it without her.
I am as grateful as I can be for my daughter's new mother-in-law, and my new friend. We've shared an adventure together, and our hard work made a good, good day for our children.
So, join me if you will, and raise a glass-
The Mother of the Groom.