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Chapter X

Amara


“Wake up beautiful.” I felt Kason kiss my neck and little flutters in my stomach.

“Five more minutes.” I pushed him away and snuggled into the blanket.

“Amara wake up.”

“Please let me sleep.”

“No you’ve got a lot to do today.”

“But I like it here.”

“I know but we’re getting married today.”

“We’re getting married today.” I said turning around to face him with a smile.

“Yep so come and eat before your mother gets mad at me for sending you late.”

“Fine.” I started eating some of the food that he rolled in on a tray while he went to shower and get ready to meet up with the guys. While eating I still felt the flutters and placed my hand on my stomach realizing it was the babies moving.

“Kason!”

“What? Is something wrong? Do you need a doctor? Are you in labor?” Kason asked almost tripping over his pants to get to me.

“No I’m not in labor and I don’t need a doctor. They’re moving.”

“You can feel them?” he asked staring at my stomach in awe.

“Yeah, give me your hands.” I placed his hands on my stomach where I felt the flutters and we both sat in silence until we felt it again.

“Wow!”

“They’re excited.”

“This is the greatest wedding gift you could ever give me.”

“That’s so sweet babe.”

“Don’t tell the guys I said that, they think I’m getting soft.”

“It’ll be our secret, I’ll see you at the altar.”

“I’ll be the sexy one next to the officiant.” He smiled leaning down to give me a kiss

“Always know how to ruin a moment.” I got out of bed and took a quick shower before heading to my bridal suite. Kason walked me to the door and gave me a quick kiss before I walked in and dealt with the wrath that was my mother.

“I can’t believe you’re getting married, it feels like it ways yesterday I was holding you for the first time.” My mom said as we were having our own little heart to heart before my bridal party came up from breakfast.

“Mom don’t cry.”

“I can’t help it, you’re about to become a wife and a mother. I’m so proud of the young woman you’ve become and couldn’t ask for a better daughter.”

“Mom you are going to make me cry.” I got up and gave her a hug enjoying the moment with my mother. My grandmother and Kason’s mother joined us soon after and we all sat and talked for a little while. It was great getting advice from each of them about marriage and motherhood. Soon the rest of my bridal party joined us followed by the makeup artists and hair stylists. Over the next few hours I relaxed and got ready for the biggest moment of my life.


Kason


“I got the article situation handled and a statement about the wedding ready. There shouldn’t be any paparazzi near the ceremony so no pictures will leak from the ceremony. I also made sure that no one will bother you while your on your honeymoon so you have nothing to worry about.” Sam said fixing his cufflinks.

“Were you able to see who sent it to Amara?”

“More than likely Melina, and those ‘sources’ were her and Marco. Everything should is set, so all you have to do is get married and enjoy your wife.”

“You are a life saver man.”

“Make me godfather of one of your kids and we’ll be even.”

“I’ll have to talk to Amara about that one.”

“I know, but I’ll compromise with a middle name.”

“I’ll see what she says.” The guys finished getting ready before I did and left the room to go take some pictures. While I was going over my vows one last time my mother walked in smiling.

“Nervous?” She adjusting my bow tie

“A little but I know once I see Amara I’ll be fine.”

“There was a time I never thought you’d settle down, yet here you are. We’ve been through a lot and I’m proud of the man you’ve grown up to be. Your father wasn’t the best example of how a husband should be, hell he wasn’t that good of a father either. But you’re not him and I don’t want you to ever feel like you’ll end up doing the same thing he did to us because you are not him. You are better and what you and Amara have together is greater than what I had with your father.”

“I know. I promised myself before I proposed to Amara that I was going to do my best to be a better father and husband. Not because of what he did but because it’s what she deserves. I’m glad that you were always there for me, before Amara you were my number one supporter and biggest fan. No matter what I did, good or bad you still loved me. And it meant a lot to me that you never gave up on me. Most moms wouldn’t have dealt with all the bullshit I put you through. But you kept encouraging me to do and be better and I did. And I could never repay you for that.”

“You have repaid me, by giving me a beautiful daughter in law and grandbabies.”

“I love you mom.”

“I love you to, now let’s get this show on the road.”

Amara


“Are you guys ready?”

“Yes, I want to see the dress you picked.”

“I bet it’s the first one she tried on. You loved that one.”

“I did but that’s not the one I picked.” I said walking out of the room, my mom and Selene followed behind me carrying my train.”

“When did you try that on? You look gorgeous.”

“After you guys left, the first one was nice but I fell in love with this one.” I said tearing up while looking at myself in the mirror. The dress was sleeveless and had a sweetheart neckline and flared out like a ballgown. But was not as poofy as one.

“Are you crying?”

“I’m pregnant and getting married this is drizzle compared to how I’ll act at the altar.”

“They’re ready for you ladies.” My mom said coming into the room. We all filed out, me going last. I took a few minutes to get my thoughts together before grabbing my bouquet. Once I walked out of the room my father was standing outside with a smile on his face.

“Hi daddy.”

“Hi sweetheart. My little princess is all grown up.” he said pulling me in for a hug.

“I’ll always be your princess daddy.”

“I know but it feels like it was yesterday that I was helping you learn how to tie your shoe and ride a bike.” We both laughed at the memory. Soon Selene gave us the signal and we were walking down the aisle. As I was walking I couldn’t help but smile at Kason standing at the alter. Everything was perfect and how I imagined it. I couldn’t help the tears that started to form in my eyes as I made eye contact with Kason. I don’t know how long we stood there but for that moment it felt like it was only the two of us.

After my dad gave me away, the officiant started the ceremony. “Welcome, family, friends and loved ones. We gather here today to celebrate the wedding of Amara and Kason. You have come here to share in this formal commitment they make to one another. To offer your love and support to this union. And allowing Amara and Kason to start their married life together surrounded by the people important to them.”

“So welcome to one and all, who have traveled from near and far. Amara and Kason thank you for your presence here today. And now ask for your blessing, encouragement, and lifelong support, for their decision to be married.”

“Marriage is the greatest and most challenging adventure of human relationships. No ceremony can create your marriage; only you can do that – through love and patience; through dedication and perseverance; through talking and listening, helping and supporting and believing in each other; through tenderness and laughter; through learning to forgive, learning to appreciate your differences, and by learning to make the important things matter, and to let go of the rest. What this ceremony can do is to witness and affirm the choice you make to stand together as partners.”

“Two people in love do not live in isolation. Their love is a source of strength with which they may nourish not only each other but also the world around them. And in turn, we, their community of friends and family, have a responsibility to this couple. By our steadfast care, respect, and love, we can support their marriage and the new family they are creating today. If anyone feels as though these two should not speak now or forever hold your piece.”

“Do you, Kason, take Amara to be your wedded wife?”

“Hell yeah.” everyone laughed at my excited husband.

“Do you, Amara, take Kason to be your wedded husband?”

“I do.” I said smiling up at Kason.

“We’ve come to the point of your ceremony where you’re going to say your vows to one another. But before you do that, I ask you to remember that love – which is rooted in faith, trust, and acceptance - will be the foundation of an abiding and deepening relationship. No other ties are more tender, no other vows more sacred than those you now assume. If you are able to keep the vows you take here today, not because of any religious or civic law, but out of a desire to love and be loved by another person fully, without limitation, then your life will have joy and the home you establish will be a place in which you both will find the direction of your growth, your freedom, and your responsibility.”

“Please now read the vows you have written for each other, Kason.”

“You have been my best friend, mentor, playmate, confidant and my greatest challenge. But most importantly, you are the love of my life and you make me happier than I could ever imagine and more loved than I ever thought possible...” he paused for a second. It was then I noticed that he had tears in his eyes. I couldn’t help but wipe them with my hand and give him an encouraging smile to continue.

“Baby you have made me a better person, as our love for one another is reflected in the way I live my life. So I am truly blessed to be a part of your life, which as of today becomes our life together. I promise to always make you smile, encourage you when things get rough and protect you and our family. I love you so much and I am so proud that you chose me to be your husband.”

“Amara.”

I believe in you, the person you will grow to be and the couple we will be together. With my whole heart, I take you as my husband, acknowledging and accepting your faults and strengths, as you do mine. I promise to be faithful and supportive and to always make our family’s love and happiness my priority. I will be yours in plenty and in want, in sickness and in health, in failure and in triumph. I will dream with you, celebrate with you and walk beside you through whatever our lives may bring. You are my person—my love and my life, today and always.”

“May I have the rings, please? Kason repeat after me, I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness. As I place it on your finger, I commit my heart and soul to you. I ask you to wear this ring as a reminder of the vows we have spoken today, our wedding day.”

“Amara repeat after me, I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness. As I place it on your finger, I commit my heart and soul to you. I ask you to wear this ring as a reminder of the vows we have spoken today, our wedding day.”

“By the power vested in me, I pronounce you husband and wife. Kason you may kiss your bride.”

“I present to you Mr. and Mrs. Kason Daniel Miller.” Soon we were taking pictures and headed to the reception.

“I’ve got one more surprise for you.”

“I’m starting to like your surprises.”

“Can I have this dance Mrs. Miller?”

“Yes you can Mr. Miller.” We made our way to the dance floor when a familiar tune started to play, I started to smile when I heard a voice start to sing.

I’m lost without you Can’t help myself How does it feel to know that I love you baby?

“How did you get Robin Thicke to sing at our wedding?”

“Pulled a couple strings, he happens to be a big boxing fan.” he smiled satisfied that I enjoyed his surprise

Soon speeches were made and we managed to mingle with everyone around the room. We were asked questions about the babies and told how beautiful the ceremony was. By the end of the night we were both tired but not tired enough to consummate our marriage.

“How does it feel to be Mrs. Miller?”

“Relaxing. I had a wonderful time today and I appreciate all the hard work you put into making this the best day of my life.”

“For you I’d do anything to keep a smile on your face.”

“I love you.”

“I love you to.”

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