Bride’s wedding vows to new stepson leave him in tears

(Inside Edition)

(INSIDE EDITION) — A stepmom read a heartwarming set of vows that she personally wrote for her new stepson, reducing the boy to tears during the ceremony.

“I may not have given you the gift of life, but life surely gave me the gift of you,” Emily Leehan read at the ceremony in Ripley, N.Y.

Senior Airman Leehan was marrying Marine Sergeant Joshua Newville when she recited the custom vows to her new stepson, Gage Newville.

Gage burst into tears as Leehan read the vows aloud, telling him he is “so extremely smart, handsome, and kind to others.”

“Don’t cry, baby,” Leehan said as an emotional Gage threw his arms around her.

The moments were all captured on tape and Gage received a kiss as he tightly hugged the bride.

“It’s just been really an awesome experience to show the world how a blended family can work, and how you can make it a positive thing for your child,” Leehan said.

At the reception, Gage again stole the show, dancing up a storm while wearing a Darth Vader mask. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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