Jefferson and Jessica's wedding ceremony was flowing smoothly until the reading of the marriage vows. Jefferson had reserved the biggest declaration of love for someone else, taking the bride and the rest of the congregation by surprise.
An unexpected statement of love
As Jefferson and Jessica are about to say their vows, Jefferson begins to read the vows he prepared for Jessica's daughter, Giovana. He lists several things that every real father should do for his daughter (or son). He continues to say, "I also give you love, my love, take care of you and always protect you, and [I vow] not to let anything bad happen to you."
He says he can't explain what he feels for her, after all he's just the "little stepfather." He says through tears, "If I could ask God anything, I would ask that he give you me as a daughter... I would be the proudest father in the world, for having such a beautiful, intelligent and educated daughter as you." He promised to always love her, protect her, and to make her happy. "I love you, my love!" He says, his eyes full of tears and with a choked voice. Little Gi, her mother, and everyone else watching were moved to sobbing tears.
Little Gi then picks up the microphone to thank him for everything he said, and she accepts him as her "father of heart." She expresses her feelings for him through a weeping voice.
Every parent, stepfather or future stepfather needs to watch this!
Hopefully this video will inspire every man, whether a biological father or father figure, to have a noble and sensitive demeanor when it comes to their children or stepchildren. Every child has the right to be raised by parents- biological, adoptive, or "borrowed," who truly love them.
Erika Strassburger is Brazilian, mother of three cute and funny boys. She earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration 20 years ago. Now, she works as a freelance writer and translator. She loves oil painting and ventures sometimes in this artistic work.