Uncategorized, Wedding WEDDING: part 11 – the surprise video from Mum and Dad 25 December 2009

Suddenly, it was announced that “Beverly’s Mum and Dad have a surprise for the bride…”.

A SURPRISE??!?!?!

And with that, the following video below played.

I actually thought that I would have a complete breakdown, right there and then. It took a LOT of self control to hold myself together and not lose my marbles 😉 The song is near and dear to Dad and I… he gave me the book many many years ago and we always said it was a really wonderful song. But then I never really thought much into it and definitely did not expect Dad to make this video!

He actually went through hundreds of photographs of me growing up, and timed it to the lyrics. It was pretty mindblowing. I don’t think there was a single dry eye in the room after that… I remember looking around and people were crying and lots of women dabbing at their eyes with tissues. It’s the sweetest thing Dad has ever done for me in my life, and he put so much effort into it too.

The best wedding gift, ever 🙂

Psssst! A bit of trivia. The pic near the start of me as a baby getting baptised? Same pastor that married Chris and I….. 27 years later. AND, he also married my Mum and Dad 35 years ago 🙂


httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsSXGHhtr98

Me, whilst watching that video above

The same book, that Dad gave me years and years ago


 

127 Comments

  • missustay posted on December 24, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    that song always makes me tear. i wanted to have that song if my dad was up for walking me in. but he said, “paisey la!”

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 4:30 am

      Hehehhe your dad is so cute!

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  • winterswitchery posted on December 24, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    That is the sweetest video.

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 4:52 am

      I really loved it too 🙂

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  • pei posted on December 24, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    oh my god i just cried my eyes out…and it’s 3am! so sweet 🙂

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 4:55 am

      WUT are you doing up at 3am?! good grief 😛

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  • j0s1e267 posted on December 24, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    What a touching surprise from your parents! *HUGS* You will treasure it forever. Chris is absolutely BEAMING, at the top of the world on your big day. Congratulations once again and wishing you both lotsa happy years together forever.

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 4:56 am

      it was just the nicest things anyone has ever done for me… 🙂

      Thank you!

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  • popcorn_feet posted on December 24, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Honestly, beyond lovely. So sweet 🙂

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 4:56 am

      It was beyond touching.. I loved it so much!

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  • soldierette posted on December 24, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Yep…. that brought me to tears too. Very very sweet.

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 4:57 am

      I would’ve laughed at everyone crying in the room.. if I weren’t doing so as well 😀

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  • littlemisskeira posted on December 24, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Oh man.. the video makes me cry on Xmas day…. in a good way (:

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 4:57 am

      Oop! hehe, well I hope you have a great day anyways.. Merry Christmas 🙂

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  • fuchsiacow posted on December 24, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    So incredibly sweet…

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 5:00 am

      I knoooow, i loved it so much 🙂 🙂

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  • starbucksweetie posted on December 24, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    I’m really impressed that he incorporated pictures from earlier in the morning to a video shown in the evening. That’s some mad editing skills. Anyways, it was really cute to see your childhood pictures.

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 10:59 am

      Yeah it was a mad rush to squeeze in those actual-day photos so it was such a surprise to see em, heh!

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  • alyria posted on December 24, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Darn you, all your recent videos are bringing me to tears!! You are so lucky to be surrounded by so much love in your life.

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 11:40 am

      Me too! I bawled so much lolll

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  • desireless posted on December 24, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    OMG I AM BAWLING LIKE A BABY.

    What a thoughtful gift from your parents!

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 11:46 am

      Heheh so many people did too! It was so touching 🙂

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  • aqualuna posted on December 24, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    So sweet… I love that song too!
    You are a truly blessed girl, Bev 🙂

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 11:48 am

      Thank you! Yes, I’m truly grateful for my amazing family, and friends too!

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  • claypot posted on December 24, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Oh Bev what a wonderful surprise, I’ve always thought it was a beautiful song, what a lucky daughter you are! <3

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 11:50 am

      I really love that song too.. it always makes me teary when I listen to it!

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  • blacklamb66 posted on December 24, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    So sweet

    Ok, I cried threw out the whole video. The song is so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 11:52 am

      Re: So sweet

      Heheh cuuute. Glad you liked it 🙂

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  • missustay posted on December 24, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    that song always makes me tear. i wanted to have that song if my dad was up for walking me in. but he said, “paisey la!”

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 4:30 am

      Hehehhe your dad is so cute!

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  • winterswitchery posted on December 24, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    That is the sweetest video.

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 4:52 am

      I really loved it too 🙂

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  • pei posted on December 24, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    oh my god i just cried my eyes out…and it’s 3am! so sweet 🙂

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 4:55 am

      WUT are you doing up at 3am?! good grief 😛

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  • j0s1e267 posted on December 24, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    What a touching surprise from your parents! *HUGS* You will treasure it forever. Chris is absolutely BEAMING, at the top of the world on your big day. Congratulations once again and wishing you both lotsa happy years together forever.

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 4:56 am

      it was just the nicest things anyone has ever done for me… 🙂

      Thank you!

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  • luvluvg posted on December 25, 2009 at 1:48 am

    Crying! What a sweet video. <3

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 11:58 am

      Awww thank ya!

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  • popcorn_feet posted on December 24, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Honestly, beyond lovely. So sweet 🙂

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 4:56 am

      It was beyond touching.. I loved it so much!

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  • soldierette posted on December 24, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Yep…. that brought me to tears too. Very very sweet.

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 4:57 am

      I would’ve laughed at everyone crying in the room.. if I weren’t doing so as well 😀

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  • littlemisskeira posted on December 24, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Oh man.. the video makes me cry on Xmas day…. in a good way (:

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 4:57 am

      Oop! hehe, well I hope you have a great day anyways.. Merry Christmas 🙂

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  • kare2711 posted on December 25, 2009 at 2:25 am

    Oooh so so touching. Your parents are so great, busy on the night before your wedding till wee hours, woke up before dawn, and even in between your wedding, didn’t rest but busied themselves with this gift.

    Thank your dad for me because I’m going to do the same for my daughter on her wedding day!

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 11:59 am

      It was just so amazing of ’em… and I cried so much! Embarassing 😛

      Heheh i told Chris the same thing, lol

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  • minims posted on December 25, 2009 at 2:51 am

    awwwww…. 🙂

    your mum doesnt seem to age at all! she looks the same all the way!! lol

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 2:00 pm

      Hehe she is very fortunate.. hopefully I can do that too 😛

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  • good_lenchik posted on December 25, 2009 at 3:47 am

    I cried and I’m at work and it’s Christmas today. This is an amazing gift. I’ve never heard this song before. I will remember to still this idea if we have a baby girl.
    I’m a bit sad cause I won’t get such video for my wedding, because my dad and I not close at all…

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 2:20 pm

      Awww! Well, you will have lots of loved ones around you regardless 🙂
      Hope your xmas was well, and at least productive at work!

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  • fuchsiacow posted on December 24, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    So incredibly sweet…

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 5:00 am

      I knoooow, i loved it so much 🙂 🙂

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on December 24, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    I’m really impressed that he incorporated pictures from earlier in the morning to a video shown in the evening. That’s some mad editing skills. Anyways, it was really cute to see your childhood pictures.

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 10:59 am

      Yeah it was a mad rush to squeeze in those actual-day photos so it was such a surprise to see em, heh!

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  • am_klutz posted on December 25, 2009 at 5:31 am

    I agree that it’s the best wedding gift 🙂
    Your parents do love you very much and it was a beautiful priceless gift!

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 2:20 pm

      It was really so nice of em.. i cried like mad 😛

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  • alyria posted on December 24, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Darn you, all your recent videos are bringing me to tears!! You are so lucky to be surrounded by so much love in your life.

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 11:40 am

      Me too! I bawled so much lolll

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  • mdxu posted on December 25, 2009 at 5:49 am

    like everyone else, i definitely cried watching the video. you’re so lucky to have parents who love you so much and who you’re close with.

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 2:31 pm

      Thanks.. i just love love love the video too 🙂

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  • mizzalaneous posted on December 25, 2009 at 6:01 am

    That is so sweet and heartfelt. Made me a teary mess. You’re blessed with such loved ones. =)

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 2:32 pm

      I was that too! Just such a sweet and thoughtful surprise.. 🙂

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  • desireless posted on December 24, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    OMG I AM BAWLING LIKE A BABY.

    What a thoughtful gift from your parents!

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 11:46 am

      Heheh so many people did too! It was so touching 🙂

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  • aqualuna posted on December 24, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    So sweet… I love that song too!
    You are a truly blessed girl, Bev 🙂

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 11:48 am

      Thank you! Yes, I’m truly grateful for my amazing family, and friends too!

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  • claypot posted on December 24, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Oh Bev what a wonderful surprise, I’ve always thought it was a beautiful song, what a lucky daughter you are! <3

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 11:50 am

      I really love that song too.. it always makes me teary when I listen to it!

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  • blacklamb66 posted on December 24, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    So sweet

    Ok, I cried threw out the whole video. The song is so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 11:52 am

      Re: So sweet

      Heheh cuuute. Glad you liked it 🙂

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  • marmalade81 posted on December 25, 2009 at 7:11 am

    I cried watching this.. it was very sweet and touching <3

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 2:45 pm

      Me too.. was so touched by what Dad did! 🙂

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  • budding_corsage posted on December 25, 2009 at 9:30 am

    That was a really sweet video Bev! I certainly was one of those who did not have a dry eye watching it that night!

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 2:45 pm

      At least I wasn’t the only one tearing away like a crazy person.. hehe! 😛

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  • luvluvg posted on December 25, 2009 at 1:48 am

    Crying! What a sweet video. <3

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 11:58 am

      Awww thank ya!

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  • joni_to0622 posted on December 25, 2009 at 10:07 am

    thats really sweet Beverly. your dad did a great job!

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 2:48 pm

      He really did, he’s just amazing! 🙂

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  • kare2711 posted on December 25, 2009 at 2:25 am

    Oooh so so touching. Your parents are so great, busy on the night before your wedding till wee hours, woke up before dawn, and even in between your wedding, didn’t rest but busied themselves with this gift.

    Thank your dad for me because I’m going to do the same for my daughter on her wedding day!

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 11:59 am

      It was just so amazing of ’em… and I cried so much! Embarassing 😛

      Heheh i told Chris the same thing, lol

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  • minims posted on December 25, 2009 at 2:51 am

    awwwww…. 🙂

    your mum doesnt seem to age at all! she looks the same all the way!! lol

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 2:00 pm

      Hehe she is very fortunate.. hopefully I can do that too 😛

      Reply
  • good_lenchik posted on December 25, 2009 at 3:47 am

    I cried and I’m at work and it’s Christmas today. This is an amazing gift. I’ve never heard this song before. I will remember to still this idea if we have a baby girl.
    I’m a bit sad cause I won’t get such video for my wedding, because my dad and I not close at all…

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 2:20 pm

      Awww! Well, you will have lots of loved ones around you regardless 🙂
      Hope your xmas was well, and at least productive at work!

      Reply
  • am_klutz posted on December 25, 2009 at 5:31 am

    I agree that it’s the best wedding gift 🙂
    Your parents do love you very much and it was a beautiful priceless gift!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 2:20 pm

      It was really so nice of em.. i cried like mad 😛

      Reply
  • mdxu posted on December 25, 2009 at 5:49 am

    like everyone else, i definitely cried watching the video. you’re so lucky to have parents who love you so much and who you’re close with.

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 2:31 pm

      Thanks.. i just love love love the video too 🙂

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  • mizzalaneous posted on December 25, 2009 at 6:01 am

    That is so sweet and heartfelt. Made me a teary mess. You’re blessed with such loved ones. =)

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 2:32 pm

      I was that too! Just such a sweet and thoughtful surprise.. 🙂

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  • marmalade81 posted on December 25, 2009 at 7:11 am

    I cried watching this.. it was very sweet and touching <3

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 2:45 pm

      Me too.. was so touched by what Dad did! 🙂

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  • budding_corsage posted on December 25, 2009 at 9:30 am

    That was a really sweet video Bev! I certainly was one of those who did not have a dry eye watching it that night!

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 2:45 pm

      At least I wasn’t the only one tearing away like a crazy person.. hehe! 😛

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  • joni_to0622 posted on December 25, 2009 at 10:07 am

    thats really sweet Beverly. your dad did a great job!

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    • beverly posted on December 25, 2009 at 2:48 pm

      He really did, he’s just amazing! 🙂

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  • thefragrantelf posted on December 25, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Was amazed how your dad put that together. Just beautiful. And yes, we were definitely teary!

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    • beverly posted on December 26, 2009 at 2:32 am

      I’nm really glad I wasn’t the only one that was.. or it’d have been embarassing 😛

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  • alongcameaspydr posted on December 26, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Aaaawwww!!!!

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  • thefragrantelf posted on December 25, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Was amazed how your dad put that together. Just beautiful. And yes, we were definitely teary!

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    • beverly posted on December 26, 2009 at 2:32 am

      I’nm really glad I wasn’t the only one that was.. or it’d have been embarassing 😛

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  • bluejane posted on December 26, 2009 at 7:14 am

    really touching, i was crying from the start till the end of the video!

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    • beverly posted on December 26, 2009 at 7:33 am

      Aww! Well… me too 😛

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  • valska posted on December 26, 2009 at 8:12 am

    That was a really sweet video. You are so loved. 🙂

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    • beverly posted on December 26, 2009 at 9:28 am

      thanks hon:)

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  • alongcameaspydr posted on December 26, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Aaaawwww!!!!

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  • drshree posted on December 26, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Butterfly Kisses

    I fell in love with that song the first time I heard it and I still do love it! Its a beautiful song and so, so heartfelt….what a fabulously heart warming and wonderful gift it was! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on December 27, 2009 at 1:30 am

      Re: Butterfly Kisses

      i really love that song too.. liked it the first time I heard it as well 🙂

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  • misawong posted on December 26, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Bev, that is the sweetest video and I had tears come down my cheeks while watching the video. Congratulations once again on your wedding!

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    • beverly posted on December 27, 2009 at 1:30 am

      Aww thanks very much hon!

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  • bluejane posted on December 26, 2009 at 7:14 am

    really touching, i was crying from the start till the end of the video!

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    • beverly posted on December 26, 2009 at 7:33 am

      Aww! Well… me too 😛

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  • valska posted on December 26, 2009 at 8:12 am

    That was a really sweet video. You are so loved. 🙂

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    • beverly posted on December 26, 2009 at 9:28 am

      thanks hon:)

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  • drshree posted on December 26, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Butterfly Kisses

    I fell in love with that song the first time I heard it and I still do love it! Its a beautiful song and so, so heartfelt….what a fabulously heart warming and wonderful gift it was! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on December 27, 2009 at 1:30 am

      Re: Butterfly Kisses

      i really love that song too.. liked it the first time I heard it as well 🙂

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  • misawong posted on December 26, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Bev, that is the sweetest video and I had tears come down my cheeks while watching the video. Congratulations once again on your wedding!

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    • beverly posted on December 27, 2009 at 1:30 am

      Aww thanks very much hon!

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  • sh4r0n posted on December 28, 2009 at 2:33 am

    aawwww… that was so sweet :~((( I’m close with my dad like that. That made me cry in a good way 🙂

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    • beverly posted on December 28, 2009 at 11:06 am

      Me too.. I was crying and frantically trying to wipe away the tears. It was so touching for me! 🙂

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  • sh4r0n posted on December 28, 2009 at 2:33 am

    aawwww… that was so sweet :~((( I’m close with my dad like that. That made me cry in a good way 🙂

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    • beverly posted on December 28, 2009 at 11:06 am

      Me too.. I was crying and frantically trying to wipe away the tears. It was so touching for me! 🙂

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  • huijianghuayu posted on January 27, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    This is really touching and beautiful. A picture speaks a thousand words! Thanks for sharing.

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    • beverly posted on January 28, 2010 at 2:43 am

      thakns, that’s really nice of you 🙂

      Reply
  • huijianghuayu posted on January 27, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    This is really touching and beautiful. A picture speaks a thousand words! Thanks for sharing.

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    • beverly posted on January 28, 2010 at 2:43 am

      thakns, that’s really nice of you 🙂

      Reply
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