‘The dad she always dreamed of. He not only read vows to his wife, but also to his new stepdaughter.’: 9-year-old brought to tears by new dad’s surprise emotional vows during wedding ceremony

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“Jimmy and I have known each other since preschool but were always just friends.

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We hadn’t spoken in about years 10 plus years.

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I noticed Jimmy liking things on my Facebook, so I messaged him on Facebook.

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A week later we had our first date at Bernie’s and that was it!

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I pretty much knew the first night that he was the one.

I never had anyone treat me the way he did even in one night there was just something there that clicked, and I just knew this was something more.

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He moved in about a month later and we were engaged 5 months later!

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My 9-year-old daughter, Olivia, would finally get the Dad she always dreamed of.

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Jimmy not only read vows to his wife, Kelsea, but he also read vows to his new stepdaughter Olivia during their wedding ceremony. Everyone was in tears as they listened to what Jimmy had to say to Olivia.

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The vows that Jimmy had prepared were a surprise to Olivia.

This moment was adorable.

We picked out a personalized necklace for Jimmy to give her after he said his vows, and it was the most beautiful touch to help her remember the moment forever.

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Jimmy’s vows read:

“Olivia, from this day forward, I promise to remind you every day how truly loved you are.

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I promise to teach, guide, respect you for the rest of our days.

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I promise to never treat anything less than my own you child.

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I’m very happy to say that you’re my daughter. From this day forward, you will truly be my daughter and the other love of my life.

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I love you, Olivia.”

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