The Wedding Gift
To the bride I give this special pan.
Fill it with his favorite pie.
Love and devotion it will express
And you’ll hear his grateful sigh.
Occasionally make a different kind.
Variety adds spice.
Don’t let your diet become dull
A change of pace is nice.
Do what you can to comfort him,
Attention he will love.
And he will treat you like a queen
Call blessings from above.
To you, the groom, I give this vase
That you may think to fill.
Not only on those special days
Or if she’s feeling ill.
Surprise her with some flowers
To show your class and style.
She’ll know how much you love her
And she will surely smile.
They need not be expensive,
Or even large amounts.
Just something sweet or colorful,
It’s the thought that really counts.
It’s the little things each of you do
The things that show you care.
That really make a marriage work
Build respect and love so rare.
Be patient, tender and concerned
Always put your loved one first.
To know how much you mean to each
Your heart will fairly burst.
Show each other often how blessed you are
With actions, words and feelings.
Be honest, trusting, considerate and fair,
In all your lifelong dealings.
` May Baker Winkel ©July 2000