When the time arrived for Katie Hild to deliver her vows on her wedding day, the bride’s attention surprisingly turned from her fiancé, Jeremy, to his ex-wife, Casey. A recent viral video posted by Love What Matters captured the tender moment exchanged between the bride and her husband’s ex.
“Co-parenting means sharing the duties of a child. So, I didn’t tell anyone what I was doing,” Hild told Love What Matters. “I not only vowed to Jeremy. I gave a vow to Casey and Tyler. Then I vowed to Landon, and then to Jeremy. I wasn’t just going into a marriage with Jeremy and needed his trust and respect, but I needed Casey’s and Tyler’s, too. One thing I promised, was to be ONE family, always.”
In the clip, the officiant invites Casey and Tyler (the mother and stepfather of little Landon) to stand. “First, I want to thank you for accepting me as your friend. And allowing me to be a part of Landon’s life,” the bride says to the couple. “I promise to be an amazing mother to your son. I will guide, teach, and love him every single day. I will love you guys no matter what comes our way… we will always be one family.”
She then turns to her young stepson to share another set of vows. “Landon, I love you more than you will ever know,” the bride continues. “I’ve had the privilege of knowing you since the beginning. I’ve loved watching you and I’m so happy now I get to be your bonus mom.”
The clip has since garnered more than 1,600 shares on Facebook for its unusual nature. “Everyone facing custody problems, acceptance, understanding, relationship problems, etc; we get it,” Hild concluded to Love What Matters. “Not everyone gets the luxury of having a relationship like we formed; but it’s possible to get along, communicate, and give the same rules/love/respect on both sides for your child/children. Go against the norm. BE that CHANGE.”
Watch the clip above.