Groom Has No Clue Bride Wrote Special Vows For His Son, Everyone In The Room Ends Up In Tears

Updated November 28, 2017

A bride marrying a man with a child from a previous relationship found a special way to not only include his son, but also the boy’s mother and stepfather. Katie Muss wrote her wedding vows to include not only promises to her groom, Jeremy, but also his son, Landon, and the boy’s mother and stepfather, Casey and Tyler. She addressed Casey and Tyler, saying, “First, I want to thank you for accepting me as your friend and allowing me to be a part of Landon’s life. I promise to be an amazing mother to your son. I will guide, teach and love him every single day.”

Following that, she got down on Landon’s level and vowed to look after him and love him, saying, “I promise to stand by you, listen to you and love you every day. I promise to love daddy with all my heart. I promise to be a best friend to mommy and your daddy Tyler. We will be one big family that I promise you will have for the rest of your life.”

Katie further explained on Facebook:

“Coparenting means sharing the duties of a child. Why? That’s the one question I was asked on a constant basis. One question I battled with for the past 4 years.
Life is so unpredictable… I met Jeremy on April 17, 2013. I knew nothing of his past life. We were texting about 6 weeks later and told me he had a child. My first reaction was ‘how old is it ?! 2?’ I don’t know what made me think it was probably that age. I got an answer back and it said ‘his name is Landon and he is 3 weeks old. He was born on April 28.’ I sat in my apartment in utter shock. A million questions going through my mind. I had known him for 6 weeks? And his son was 3 weeks? Why didn’t he tell me? How do I react? I stayed calm and said ‘omg that’s so exciting!'”

She continued:

“It was rough. Jeremy was different after Landon. There was a constant battle and fight. And yup, Landon’s mom (Casey) and I hated each other. So many stories, rumors, and judgements, but what would you expect? That’s all we ever saw. That’s the norm. You don’t like the ‘other person.'”

Katie had a change of heart, however, noting,

“One day, I woke up and thought, ‘I truly hate who I have become.’ I wanted to trust Jeremy fully and I didn’t want this for the rest of my life. So, right before Landon’s first birthday, I reached out to Casey. I spoke nothing, but truth to her. It was not easy. You can’t trust someone in a second. Eventually we started having ‘mommy dates’ and talked about everything from ourselves, Landon, and even old relationships. The one thing we had in common though was Landon. Landon was and is the beat to our heart. The little guy who not only changed our routines and norms, but he changed us. Giving us patience, understanding, and love. I may not have been there for his first step, potty training, or his first dentist appt., but Casey respected me like I was. She still treated me like his mom. It never was an act (although I thought it was at times). She was true.”

She added:

“After that, things got easier, it got closer to our wedding, and Casey and I got even closer. Casey was there when I needed someone to talk to, cry to, or just be a friend. She is someone who saved me without even realizing it. Casey was there. Casey was always there. I wanted them apart of our day. I couldn’t thank them enough for everything.”

She summed up her long post, writing, “I know I can speak for us all, parenting is hard yet amazing, but coparenting? It’s a blessing. It was the hardest and best 4 years of my life. It takes true understanding and support from the ones who love you.”