As mother of the groom – On this eventful day
I’m filled with pride and happiness – But first I have something to say
When Craig was first born – The doctor said, “he’s too pretty to be a boy”
Now he’s a second stringer – Rachel’s the real beauty we all enjoy!!
As a toddler he was active – With many tricks galore
Crawling into the cupboards – Dumping contents onto the floor
Jumping in bathtubs fully clothed – Peeing in the middle of the street
Climbing ladders to the roof – Curious and determined he never missed a beat!
At a very young age it became apparent – He was competitive at heart
Playing soccer, basketball and baseball – He loved sports from the start.
He always competed enthusiastically – Foul balls smashed through our patio door
He refused lessons and skied off a cliff – Craig always went for more!!
Drinking beer with cousin Scott – Grandma Donny was not pleased
Discipline was handed down– Boys packed their bags and threatened to leave
Friend and foe was big sister Christi – Some fights ending with a broken door
That’s how we got our dog, Fritz – Who appeared on our living room floor!!
In high school he attended Mullen – An all boy’s Jesuit school
It didn’t stop him from dating – The girls thought he was so cool
He lettered in soccer and lacrosse – His entrepreneurial spirit began to grow
Stealing donuts to sell at school – He had quite the positive cash flow!!
USC was Craig’s college choice – A Trojan he’ll always be
He became a Kappa Sig party boy – In Entrepreneurship, he got his degree
Surviving the Watts riot – Then graduated and became a ski bum
His first real job was selling advertising – But he just couldn’t work for anyone!!
Now he works real estate from home – And plays Frisbee with his dog Mojo
Mojo has taught him patience – As a person has helped him grow
He’s becoming an excellent gourmet cook – This is amusing and hard to ignore
This is the kid who dumped food on his head – And licked soda off the floor!!
Watching or playing he really loves sports – It’s fun to watch him compete
Last year I watched his soccer game – Getting red carded he was an ejected athlete.
It was on the soccer field that he met Rachel – All I can say is “Lucky You”
You make a very lovely couple – We’re happy to celebrate with you two!!
But enough, it’s time to toast – Craig and Rachel his new wife
We’re excited you found each other – And will share a brand new life.
May the love you feel right now – Keep growing day by day
When you look into each others eyes – May there be nothing you need to say!!