Author's Note: This has finally come to an end. I've dragged this story for so long that I've decided to fast forward it to Daniel's and Betty's wedding scene. Thank you so much for taking the time and leaving such wonderful reviews.
Their blessed day had finally arrived. Daniel was dressed handsomely in a black tuxedo. He stood nervously at the alter waiting for his beautiful bride surrounded by floral arrangements. Being that Betty's family were devout Catholics, they agreed the ceremony would be of that faith.
Daniel never intended to fall in love...really fall in love. Love to him was just a past time event. Betty changed all of that. She was the object of his everlasting desire.
The music had begun and everyone stood for the blushing bride in the arms of her father. Betty was dressed elegantly in a floor-length white lace gown with a string of pearls placed delicately around her neck with a pair of teardrop dangling pearl earrings to match. Her hair floated down her bare shoulders. She carried a bouquet of pink roses and baby's breaths.
Their eyes were on each other, never glancing away. Daniel watched as his bride-to-be took steps in joining him in this celebration of their new life together.
Standing before Father Mario, along with his best man and her maid of honor, Daniel and Betty professed their undying love for each other. Together they promised to face all of life's experiences, to cry and laugh, and to share one another's dreams and goals. They spoke of commitments made in love, and to be kept in faith eternally. The bride and groom promised to respect, support, to be patient, loving, and to work side by side, savoring their time together.
"You are my one and only. There are so many things I need to say to you. The most important one is "Te, Amo, Betty." I am so fortunate to have you in my life. Why is that I am blessed for having you? Somewhere along the line, I must have done something right. I cannot imagine you not ever being with me. You made me trust you. You made me believe in you. Someone once said, you will never know where the world will take you. It took me to you. You belong in my heart. I sometimes cannot believe that you could love me the way you do. You are my soulmate and one true love and the best thing that could ever happen to me. You are the one person in the world I was born to love. I am thankful that our love has bound our hearts. I will care for you, honor and protect you. To be with you is the path I have chosen. My commitment to you will never fail. I give myself to you. Together we will dream. Just as this is without end, my love for you is eternal. Take this ring as a sign of my love."
"Daniel, my love. Long ago you were just a dream. Thank you for being what you are to me. Here I am, standing before you. When I first met you, I could not have imagined you as being someone I would have wanted to spend my life with. But, now, I cannot imagine spending my life with anyone else but you. You opened my heart which was shut a long time ago. I would rather be crazy sometimes with you, than be crazy all the time without you. You are a very unique individual. You are my world, my life. What I feel for you is the kind of love you find once in a lifetime. You are always in my heart. I will share the good times and hard times with you. My heart will be a sanctuary of warmth and piece. Thank you for loving me. I pledge my faith and love. Take this ring as a sign of my love."
Finally, Daniel and Betty were joined together as one.
"By the power vested in me, I now pronounce you husband and wife for all the days of your lives."