Godfather at a Loss for Words

by Ray G.
(USA)

My goddaughter just got engaged and I want to say something meaningful to her on a card to accompany a gift of pearl earrings that I hope she will wear on her wedding day. (I don't know her fiance very well.) It doesn't have to be anything lengthy but I want to say something that she will treasure and I just don't know how to put it into words. (Her father is my brother and he wasn't around much when she was younger but the two have been reconnecting over the last couple of years.) I'm more of the strong, silent type and don't verbalize my emotions. Any help would be appreciated.

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Just Be Ray
by: Ms P Etiquette

Hello Ray,

Thank you for this most interesting question. It is best to be yourself when trying to verbalize your feelings to a loved one. Writing something to her that comes from your heart will touch her because she will know the origin of your words. No one else knows how you feel except you. If you want to tell her you love her and have cherished the years you had together in her young life, then tell her that. How much you say is not the measure, but what you say counts. It can be one sentence or a paragraph or two. But whatever you do, be yourself. It is you she loves, the strong, silent godfather who has been there for her. Let her hear from him.

Good luck,

Ms Practical Etiquette

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