Anyway, the following is what I have come up with, and thought I would share with you.
"Christine and I have known each other for about 4 years. My first clear memory of her was at work in the ICU when she very kindly helped me clean a great big, huge pile of sh…stuff. She was working an 8 hour shift that day and had about 10 minutes to go. I jumped at the opportunity for help, but it quickly ended up being one of those situations where the more we tried to clean, the bigger a mess we were making! Christine ended up going home nearly half an hour after shift ended. Needless to say, only nurses can laugh hysterically over a great big pile of sh…stuff, and not a lot of people can say that that is how their friendship started. What I appreciated about Christine at that moment, was that despite knowing she was out the door in 10 minutes, she offered her help, and did it with a smile on her face. She turned an unpleasant situation into a memory that once in a while we still laugh about.
Christine is very well respected at work. She very caring and compassionate, she shows good judgement, is quick to learn new areas of expertise and always, has a beautiful smile on her face. She is an excellent nurse, and I am sure that she will bring these qualities into her marriage.
But, there is much more to Christine than her work. I have never met anyone who shows more passion in her day-to-day life, and I think this is one of the reasons Scott fell in love with her. She has a keen eye for photography and a love of world travel. She will often combine these two passions to visit friends and family on the other side of the globe. And when she returns home, is always eager to share her stories and photos with the people who are dear to her.
Both Scott and Christine share their passion for their pets: Bear, Philip, Ginger, Miko and Lily. For a while there, it seemed like they had a direct hotline with the Humane Society and were bringing home a new animal every week! The home they have made together is a cozy and warm one,and filled with a lot of love. And, if ever there is a bad odour in the air, they can always blame Bear!!
Christine has a passion for sweaty yoga and I think that this has helped her with not only her outer flexibility, but in helping her learn inner calm. Because we all know that sometimes passionate people get a little too passionateIf ever there is to be a bargain found, Christine is your girl! She knows where every sale rack and discount bin can be found in the city. For someone with Champagne tastes, this is a necessity. And… I think she got a pretty good deal with Scott!
She has a unique beauty, is very proud of her Hungarian, French and Morrocan heritage. She loves to cook and will often experiment with foods and drinks from these regions. She loves her red wine, but I’ll leave out the stories that go along with the bottles!
Scott and Christine are excellent matchmakers (thank-you!) but they best match they have made is with each other.
May your lives together be long and full of sunshine
May the dark clouds always be behind you
May your love always remain passionate and strong
And may your hopes and dreams always be fulfilled.
Oh…and Christine…DRINK UP!!!, BECAUSE MAMA DON’T GOTTA WORK TOMORROW!"
That's it...hope they like it!
Gotta go squeeze into my dress now...