Oh lord, Christine has booked her wedding reception venue and she has asked me to give her away as her Dad is not invited!!
I know it is not the norm for a brides mother to give her away, but as I brought her up alone and she has asked it will be a great honour. I have no problem with it at all, but will I have to do a speech?
That thought fills me with terror. I hate speaking to a crowd, when I am nervous I do not smile. I am terrified people will think I am an old dragon. What do I say? I know I have to welcome everyone, tell the odd embarrassing story, welcome Petrus to the family. I really don't know if I can do it.
Well, I will do it, but I don't want to make a pig ear of it. I want it to be amusing and witty and SHORT.
I have 18 months to think of something and 18 months to stress about it.
I once went to an award ceremony and the group we were with asked me to do a little acceptance speech. At the very last minute I bottled out, I won't be able to do that will I?
Oh gawd. Help!!!!