This Bride Wrote The Most Beautiful Wedding Vows To Her New 4-Year-Old Stepson
Marriage is all about union, where not only do the bride and groom come together, but their families do as well. It’s especially the case if either the bride or groom have children from a prior relationship. Sometimes the children feature in the wedding, but in this case, they featured in the ceremony as well.
Bride Emily Leehan loves her stepson so much that she made two sets of wedding vows on her big day — one to her new husband Joshua Newville and another to his 4-year-old son Gage.
At the ceremony in New York last weekend, Emily shared some heartfelt words with her stepson ― whom she has known since he was just two years old ― that immediately brought him to tears.
“I want you to be safe and to try your hardest and to be a good person,” Emily, a senior airman in the Air Force, told Gage. Gage’s father is a sergeant in the Marines.
“I know that you and I will butt heads, but I hope that with all my heart, that as you become a grown man, you will understand my methods and realize that I have only done what is best for you and that I love you.”
“The last thing that I hope you learn that you are a very special boy,” the bride continued.
“You are so extremely smart, handsome and kind to others. You have helped make me into the woman that I am today. “
“I may not have given you the gift of life but life surely gave me the gift of you.”
Gosh, looking at his little face just makes me all teary as well.
Emily told HuffPost that Gage’s sweet reaction to the vows “meant everything to [her.]”
“There were so many nerves leading up to this moment, which is why my immediate reaction was giggling.”
“If I didn’t giggle I probably would have sobbed and not been able to finish,” she said. “I wanted to make sure he heard everything I had to say and that he knows how much I love him.”
“As his mother I can say that she is an amazing step-mother to him,” Kali wrote.
“I couldn’t have picked someone better. Gage is lucky to have her and I’m so thankful I can trust her to be there when I cannot be!”
The video of the ceremony was shared on Facebook where it has been viewed more than 13 million times. Watch it here:
Source: Facebook/Jessica Husted Photography