Have you ever heard of this – The Blessing of the Hands?
It was one of the readings at a wedding I attended this past weekend. The words are so powerful that the woman reading it had to stop as she began to cry. I was also frantically searching for a Kleenex as my own tears began to stream down my cheeks. The last line especially tugged at my heart. Just in case you haven’t heard it before, I’d love to share it with you. It’s a powerful message and one that will make an impact no matter what stage of life you find yourself.
Blessing of the Hands (Author Unknown)
These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever.
These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future.
These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other.
These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind.
These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow, and tears of joy.
These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children.
These are the hands that will help you to hold your family as one
These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it.
And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.