You would think a having the groom’s ex at the wedding would make things awkward. Moreso when there are children involved.
Thankfully, there are times when we are fortunate enough to see families come together in mutual love and respect. That was certainly the case with bride Katie Hild, who stunned everyone with her emotional wedding vows.
Katie understood that when she and Jeremy, the groom, married, she wouldn’t exactly be starting a new life from scratch.
With her marriage to Jeremy came a stepson named Landon, and through him a life-long connection to Jeremy’s ex and Landon’s mother, Casey. Although Casey is now in a relationship with a man named Tyler, all four adults would be sharing the important responsibility of raising Landon. Katie wanted to assure everyone involved that it’s a responsibility she takes seriously.
In Katie’s words:
“Co-parenting means sharing the duties of a child. So, I didn’t tell anyone what I was doing. I not only vowed to Jeremy. I gave a vow to Casey and Tyler. Then I vowed to Landon, and then to Jeremy. I wasn’t just going into a marriage with Jeremy and needed his trust and respect, but I needed Casey’s and Tyler’s, too. One thing I promised, was to be ONE family, always. I know without hesitation, we will never break that promise.”
Katie’s vows, which didn’t leave a dry eye in the church, included a sincere thank you to Casey for seeing her as a friend and a promise to Landon to always love and protect him.
Hear the moving vows in the video below, and share if you’re touched by this bride’s words!