This is a sequel to my book 'Those Three Words'. If you haven't read it, check it out before reading this. :) <3 The link is over there. >>>
I wasn't sure if this was how you were supposed to feel on your wedding day, but my nerves were all over the place. I was a wreck. It wasn't a bad nervous, not that I was having second thoughts or anything, infact, I was excited. I'm not exactly sure how to feel. In three hours, I will not longer be Avalon Carter, I will be Avalon Kent.
After Carson proposed to me, we decided to finish school before getting married. I'm now eighteen years old, and Carson is nineteen. Our relationship has done nothing but grow. We've almost been together two years now. Crazy, right? I feel like I've known him my whole life, but at the same time, like we just met yesterday. All I know is, I love him.
Carson has stomach problems now, his stomach randomly aches. That was about the only negative thing that came out of the whole experience. His strength is fully back, but he can't put too much stress on his body at one time. Other than that, he's completely fine, and I couldn't be happier.
I'm talking nearly all of the time now. It's so weird. After eight years of not talking, when you listen to your voice, it sounds strange. I even began singing not too long ago. Carson and I performed together. He teared up when he heard me singing the first time. It was so sweet.
Our life was perfect. It was about to get even more perfect today, after we say 'I do.' I've been waiting for this day for a while now, and the wait was worth it.
"You look so beautiful." Rachel spoke to me. Rachel and I have become the best of friends, and I love her too death. She's my maid of honor.
"Thank you," I smiled, looking into the mirror. I feel beautiful today. I feel like a princess
We had rehearsed the wedding nearly a hundred times, probably. I knew exactly what to do, but I was afraid I would mess up. Our wedding is pretty traditional. My dad will be handing me off to the love of my life. He's so proud he can be here, too. When we told him about the engagement, he was excited. Although, he isn't one for getting engaged or married so early in life, he believes in our relationship. I was happy to know my father loved the man I was marrying. Declan loved him, too.
In fact, Declan is Carsons best man. Of course, we have Mia as our flower girl. She was so excited when we told her she was going to be the flower girl. Mia started practicing right away. She's almost seven now, and still as excited as ever. She still doesn't speak, but the doctors think it may not be her choice not to speak. We're hoping it's just something she's going through. I don't want her to have been through something bad, like I was. I also don't want it to be something she has no control over. I just want her to speak again.
*A little later.*
The music started playing. Here goes nothing, I thought. I looked up and saw Carson waiting at the end of the aisle for me, and my heart started beating faster. All eyes should be on him, because he looked gorgeous.
My dad intertwined our arms, and we continued to walk slowly. I looked over at the piano, and saw Paula, she was the one playing 'Here Comes The Bride.'
I made my way to the end of the aisle, and my father handed me off to my future husband. He was tearing up, and I was about to. I stood across from Carson, my hands placed in both of his.
"Carson and Avalon today you celebrate one of life's greatest moments and give recognition to the worth and beauty of love, as you join together in vows of marriage.
Just as two very different threads woven in opposite directions can form a beautiful tapestry, so can your two lives merge together to form a very beautiful marriage. To make your marriage work will take love. Love should be the core of your marriage; love is the reason you are here. But it also will take trust - to know in your hearts that you want the best for each other.
It will take dedication - to stay open to one another, to learn and to grow together even when this is not always easy to do. It will take faith - to always be willing to go forward to tomorrow, never really knowing what tomorrow will bring. And it will take commitment - to hold true to the journey you both now pledge to share together." The preacher spoke, and a tear had already escaped my eye. I thought it was crazy to get this emotional over a wedding, but now I understand, I'm going to spend my life with the most amazing man in the world.