Our daughter married a wonderful man on May 24, 2011. Danielle and Paul met in July 2010 and it was quickly apparent that they were made for each other. They share the same quirky sense of humour, the same values and morals, they treasure the importance of family in their lives and they were both searching for someone to complete their lives.
Danielle has been a single mom since she gave birth to Sebastian at the tender age of 18. She may have been young when she became a mom, but she was determined to be a great mom to her little boy and she has certainly fulfilled that destiny. She has worked incredibly hard to make a good life for her and Seb, putting herself through college while working and taking care of a toddler. She left Seb's dad when he became abusive and fought the court system to ensure that Seb was protected and safe at all times. She is very strong in her determination to make Seb a polite, sweet, honest, caring and productive member of society. As a result, our grandson has a very positive attitude and believes he can be whatever he wants to be when he grows up. We are so proud of both of them and so happy that Danielle has found happiness and true love at last.
Paul is patient, kind, funny, hard working, intelligent and just wants to take care of Danielle and Seb. He is a loving husband to Danielle and a dedicated and patient step dad to Seb. We have welcomed him to our family with open hearts and were thrilled when they told us that we will be grandparents again in early 2012.
They decided to get married in Vegas and a small group of us were lucky enough to join them for this momentous event. Den and I, Paul's mom and aunt and my mom (and Danielle's grandma) joined Paul, Danielle and Seb to witness their promise to love each other for the rest of their lives. It was the perfect wedding for them ~ fun, informal but also very moving. You can see the love in their eyes as they look at each other in many photos.
Here are a few pictures of a trip we will always remember and treasure: