Kelly the Culinarian: To my Stepkids on my Wedding Day

Saturday, October 8, 2016

To my Stepkids on my Wedding Day

Life is a strange journey that never plays out exactly as you planned. I never thought I'd be a parent. Then again, I never thought I'd be an Ironman finisher, let alone do it twice and make marathons a lifestyle. But here we are.

Today I'm making lots of promises in taking my vows. I'm not just becoming a wife today, but also a stepmom. I've earned a life I never dreamed possible. One of mutual love and understanding and respect in which I've grown into a person I really like, and spend my time with some pretty rad people.

The smallest of these people are donning some squeal-worthy adorable outfits to join us at the altar as we start our new life together. Here's what I want them to remember, more than the cake and the barbecue and dressing up and the fake petals I'm sure will haunt the corners of our house for generations to come:

Dear Z,
Today is a big day. It's when we all get the same last name and become a family. I'm promising to be a part of this and to love your dad, you and your brother forever. I didn't get to see your first steps, but I can't wait to be a part of your future firsts. As the years go on, remember your dad loved you first. He was your father before he was my husband, but we're so grateful that life brought us all together.
I will love you always - family forever,


Maggie W said...

Yay! So happy for you all!

Patsy said...


Wishing you and all your new family much happiness.