Marine Sgt. Joshua Newville and Emily Leehan, a senior airman stood at the altar and exchanged vows, which included ones the Newville’s 4-year-old son Gage. As Leehan shared her kind words, her soon-to-be stepson was overwhelmed with emotion and cried.
According to ABC News, when Leehan started reciting her vows to Gage, the emotion took over him and he lost it. “The whole day was pretty emotional, so I was just trying to keep myself together and keep him together,” Newville said.
“I may not have given you the gift of life, but life surely gave me the gift of you,” Leehan said. After the ceremony, the family told Gage how special he made the moment, “We were telling him, ‘You did awesome,’ and our family and friends were saying that and told him he made it even better,” Newville said.
After the nuptials, the military couple returned to their Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. Gage will be living with his dad and new stepmom, although his dad says he also has a “great mother,” Kali Nuckols who lives in Virginia Beach.
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