Children Need You
Chosson and Kallah, I bless you…. Maybe some people bless you that you should always sleep at night. I bless you that you should always be woken up by your children at night. And I bless you that whenever your children are crying, you should say, “Master of the world, how could I ever thank You? What a privilege that somebody needs me so late at night.” You know what is so beautiful about children? They have nobody else, they just have you. It’s so holy. We bless you with the most beautiful children. We bless you to be the absolutely most blissful husband and wife. We bless you with everything: MAZAL TOV, MAZAL TOV, MAZAL TOV.
Training to be a Parent
I want you to know, Chosson, our holy Rabbis tell us why our three fathers and four mothers were called “fathers and mothers.” There were a lot of fathers and mothers in the world. So Chassidut says like this; Avraham Avinu, from the first moment of his life, was always training to be a father. He had nothing else in his head. He was thinking, “Ribbono Shel Olam [Master of the world], I want to have children who will be Your servants.” And our mother Sara, from the moment she could think, all that she could think about, all that she was ever thinking about, was, “Ribbono Shel Olam, give me children, so I will be a good mother to them.”
The question is not how much you love each other. The question is how much you love each other when you aren’t getting along with each other.