Marriage is a coming together of two lives, and a celebration of the love of two people. But it is more. The love that you feel for one another is the flowering of a seed your mothers planted in your hearts many years ago.
When you were first born, you were a bundle of diapers and tears, and your mothers lost sleep caring for you. Their love for you has brought them great happiness and great challenges, and their love did not diminish as they met these challenges. That is the great lesson you can bring into your marriage. As you embrace one another in your love, so too do you embrace the families which have been brought together on this happy occasion.
As a token of your gratitude for your families, I would like to ask you to offer these symbols of eternal love, these roses, to your mothers. (The couple hand the roses to each mother together, offering the mothers kisses if they wish.)
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