I smile nervously at my dad. I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time. So has he and there are tears in his eyes.
He offers me his arm and my little brothers open the doors. We walk slowly into the room.
Everyone is standing up. Their eyes are on me. I feel the heat rising to my face.
But only one set of eyes matters.
Halfway there. I am choked up with this joy that I’ve been waiting to feel for so long.
He looks so handsome in his suit. He shares a nod with my father that makes me feel safe.
I can hardly focus on the words being spoken. There are too many emotions. He feels it too, I know.
But I can focus on his words. They’re the ones that matter to me, and his voice is so soothing.
My turn to speak. Oh, please let me not cry!
I’m smiling too wide to cry. I know it.
And suddenly we’re kissing. We’re the only ones there. It is done and I am happy. So, so happy.