A bride has found a way to reunite her family in an unforgettable way.
Vanessa Lynch married her husband Craig on December 11, 2021, but before they said their ‘yes’, Lynch made sure to let her future stepson know that she was committed to him as well. The emotional moment was captured on video and shared with South West News Service (SWNS) – a UK news agency.
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“Henry, I know I wasn’t there the day you were born,” Vanessa, 30, told Henry, 9. “I wasn’t there for your first steps or your first words, but I promise I will be there for many more of your firsts.”
She continued, “I promise to love you like you’re mine, and finally, I promise I’ll be the best wife for your father, and I promise to be the best mother-in-law I can be for you. . “
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Vanessa’s statement elicited smiles, hugs and tears of joy from 30-year-old Henry and Craig.
The Lynch family reunion has been eagerly awaited since Vanessa and Craig got engaged in August 2019, but COVID-19 has postponed their plans. Guests who attended the December nuptials got to see the heartfelt moment firsthand in Cambridge, Minnesota.
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“Henry is such a big part of Craig’s life and I felt he needed to be a big part of the ceremony somehow,” Vanessa told Fox News Digital. . “I had written the vows before, but I wasn’t 100% about making them in front of everyone because I didn’t want Henry to feel uncomfortable.”
However, when she finished saying her vows to Craig, the moment turned out well.
“I’m usually not an outwardly emotional person, but when I started taking the vows to Henry I choked on myself because I could see how much it meant for Henry to hear these things,” Vanessa said. . “He was absolutely not expecting it.
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She added, “Henry told me that doing this for him made our relationship even stronger than before.”
Vanessa and Craig first met when they were both in their second year at Augsburg College. They had no idea that in a few years they would be dating.
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Craig introduced Vanessa to Henry a few months after they met, and they all went to a monster truck show. Fast forward to 2021 and the Lynches are enjoying their first vacation as an official family in Minneapolis.
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“When Craig and I watched the video with Henry again, the three of us were moved again,” Vanessa said. “Craig said he was so surprised and that mattered to him.”