What more can a husband ask than a bride to who he can entrust his son. A couple recently married and the most surprising message was delivered by the bride to one of the most important people in her husband’s life, his son, Henry. The bride certainly knew how to make this moment memorable to him forever.
On December 11, 2021, Vanessa Lynch and her new husband, Craig, exchanged “I do’s”. After saying her vows to her husband, Vanessa made it an especially memorable event when she delivered another vow, though this time, not to her husband, but his son, Henry. She wanted to assure him that she makes a promise to him, as well.
“Henry, I know I wasn’t there the day you came into the world,” 30-year-old Vanessa 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. I promise to love you as if you were my own, and lastly, I promise I will be the best wife for your dad, and I promise to be the best stepmom I can be for you.”
The message brought tears of joy to both father and son’s eyes, and Henry hugged her after hearing her vows. The touching scene was caught on video by the British news agency, South West News Service (SWNS).
Vanessa and Craig met and dated since they were sophomores in Augsburg College. Though it never occurred to them that in a few years, they would start dating. Craig introduced Vanessa to Henry after a few months when they started dating, and their first get-together was to watch a monster truck show.
The couple got engaged in August 2019, and guests invited to their wedding anticipated their immediate union, though it suddenly had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When the event finally pushed through in December, the guests were able to witness the touching moment directly at the venue in Cambridge, Minnesota.
“Henry is such a big part of Craig’s life, and I felt that it was necessary to have him be a big part of the ceremony somehow,” Vanessa told Fox News Digital. “I had written the vows previously, but I wasn’t 100% about doing them in front of everyone because I didn’t want Henry to feel uncomfortable. I’m not typically an outwardly emotional person, but when I started saying the vows to Henry, I got choked up because I could see how much it meant to Henry to hear those things. He totally wasn’t expecting it.”
At the spur of the moment, after saying her bridal vows to Craig, she did not hesitate to follow up with her vows to Henry, too. She felt that the timing was perfect.
“Henry said me doing that for him made our relationship feel even stronger than before,” Vanessa said. “When Craig and I re-watched the video with Henry, all three of us got emotional all over again. Craig said that he was so surprised, and it meant the world to him.”
The Lynches celebrated the holidays together for the first time in December 2021 as an official family.
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Credits: South West News Service SWNS