Celebrating the start of a new life with someone you love at their wedding is really wonderful.
At the wedding of USMC Sgt. Joshua Newville and Senior Airman Emily Leehan, the guests were expecting to have a good time, and they did. But they also saw something incredibly special.
Leehan, the bride, had written vows for her stepson Gage. She started reading them out loud.
The cute little child couldn’t hide his excitement at his dad’s wedding. It was clear that he not only liked his soon-to-be mom but was super happy about his dad’s choice.
During the wedding, Leehan noticed Gage looking at her with big eyes. So, she turned to him and started reading the vows she wrote for both of them.
When she finished, everyone in the room said “awww” because her words were so full of love and emotion.
People were happy-crying, but what really touched everyone’s hearts was Gage’s reaction. He couldn’t stop sobbing, holding onto his stepmom tightly as he listened to what she was saying.
Leehan told him, “I want you to be safe, and to try your hardest and to be a good person.” Then, she said, “Don’t cry, baby,” because she could see that the emotions were a lot for the little guy to handle.
“I also want you to know that you’re a special boy,” continued Leehan. “You’re really smart, handsome, and kind to others. You’ve helped me become the woman I am today. Even though I didn’t give you life, life gave me the wonderful gift of having you.”
After a short moment to collect their emotions, they exchanged their vows as part of the wedding ceremony.
It’s mentioned that after the wedding, the newlyweds went back to work right away.
They were both required to report back to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, so the honeymoon had to be put on hold.
Check out the clip below to see the touching interaction between the stepmother and stepson.