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Rita Clemens smiled at her oldest daughter as Hallie slipped on her veil. She couldn't believe that Hallie was getting married. To Kip, no less. The two had reunited shortly after Rita had given birth for the third time.

Shannon was Hallie's maid of honor, while five year old little brother Matthew was ring bearer. The flower girl was Hallie and Kip's three year old daughter, Kathryn Rita "Katie" Clemens-Hall. Katie had been an unexpected addition to the family, much like Matthew, but the two adored their daughter. Hallie had given birth at nineteen, but she was a responsible mother. She and Kip had decided to wait to get married because they weren't ready at the time of Katie's birth.

"I'm so proud of you," Rita told Hallie. She was struggling not to cry. That'd happen during the actual ceremony, so she wanted to stay strong for now.

"Thanks, Mom." Hallie hugged her mother, siblings, and daughter before taking a deep breath as Jay entered the room to walk her down the aisle.

As soon as Hallie locked eyes with Kip, she smiled and mouthed "I love you" to him. He mouthed it back.

Today was the beginning of Hallie and Kip's life together, and nothing would ever tear their family apart.

Life was perfect right now.