Attending a loved one’s wedding is a lovely way to celebrate the start of a new life with them.
The guests of USMC Sgt. Joshua Newville and Senior Airman Emily Leehan’s wedding expected a nice time, and they got it, but they also witnessed one of history’s most memorable scenes.
Leehan also wrote vows for her stepson Gage, which she started reading aloud.
The lovely young child couldn’t stop smiling as he watched his father’s wedding, and it was evident that he not only accepted his future mother but was overjoyed by his father’s choice.
Leehan turned to him, noticing Gage’s startled eyes on her, and began reading their wedding vows.
Because her speech was so touching, everyone in the room said “awww” at the end.
Everyone was crying with joy, but it was Gage’s wonderful reaction that had everyone talking.
As he held to his stepmother and listened to her criticisms, he sobbed hysterically.
“I want you to be safe, and to try your hardest and to be a good person,” she stated. “Don’t cry, baby,” she whispered, noticing that the emotional occasion was too much for the infant to take.
“The last thing thing I hope you learn is that you are a special boy,” Leehan went on to say.
“You are so extremely smart, handsome, and kind to others. You have helped shape me into the woman that I am today and I may not have given you the gift of life, but life surely gave me the gift of you.”
After taking a moment to compose themselves, the pair said their vows.
It was stated that the newlyweds returned to work straight after the ceremony.
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.