Lost in Translation
Andy and Ida's wedding toast, speech: October 1st, 2006
Andy and Ida, enter this marriage knowing there are no
guarantees of eternal happiness, security or companionship;
In reality fate will play a pivotal part in what transpires
in their futures, as it was fate that brought them together.
I quote Marcus Aurelius (Roman Emperor)
â€œAccept the things to which fate binds you, and love the
people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with
all your heartâ€
Andy and Idaâ€™s vow to one another comes with an awareness
and understanding that marriage is, and will be, challenging
(all aspects of it); and I believe in retrospect, they will
find the only guarantee was: their love and commitment to
This is the first of many caring, passionate and loving days
they will spend together as husband and wife, and as Idaâ€™s
coworker and confidant, I am honored to speak on her behalf
and thrilled to be here.
Ida is an amazing creature. Youâ€™ll come into work one
morning to find her in a wonderful mood, bright eyed and
bushy tailed, drinking tea. Come lunch hour youâ€™ll find her
a bit busy, butâ€¦still in good spirits. Come quitting time:
well, look at the bright side sheâ€™ll come in tomorrow
morning all bright eyed and bushy tailed!
Oh and who can miss her professional phone demeanor? With
all her conversations ending in, â€œokay,bye!!!â€
There are some people in this world you know are worthy of
telling your grandchildren about, and Idaâ€¦ I know you will
be telling your grandkids what a wonderful friend I was, I
just know it!
Okay, seriously though, I mean come on!
Ida and I share a special bond, and I know we are going to
be friends for a long time, really, I mean that. Sheâ€™ll
probably want me to be the godfather to her children, at
least one of them, really. I can vision it now, â€œcâ€™mon kids,
lets go see Nino Davidâ€
â€œNooo, Mom, heâ€™s poor!â€
A toast to Andy and Ida Man... (man!)