Dear Mum and Dad, I just want you to know, I can't thank you enough for helping me grow. From the day I was born, you've done all in your power To water my roots and help me to flower.
With four girls to bring up, there were choices to make, But together you worked out the best paths to take. You have nurtured our differences, helped us grow strong, You even stayed patient when I got things wrong!
I still cherish the magic I felt as a girl. Climbing trees, running free in my fairytale world. I am blessed to have been your Princess Number Two, For the wonderful childhood provided by you.
You were young when you met, just midway through your teens, Yet somehow you knew what a family should mean. You worked hard to provide, but when push came to shove, You taught me that riches come second to love.
Each hurdle, each milestone there's been Mum and Dad: My prom, graduation, each job that I've had. The birth of my Sam, even choosing this dress, You have stood by my side through each triumph, each mess!
They say Brides require something old, something new, (I don't think I'll mention what's borrowed and blue!) As I lose my old name, and take on the new, Please rest assured, I will always love you!
(Toast: To Mum and Dad!)