"Ladies and gentlemen, for their first dance please help me welcome Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shapiro!"
The crowd applauded as I led my lovely bride to the middle of the dance floor. She looked even more beautiful than I've ever seen her in my entire life. And I'm the luckiest man in the world for calling her mine.
"Do you think she's happy?"
"Are you happy?"
"More than I've ever been."
"Then of course she's happy."
"Do you think she's here tonight?"
"You know what my nana used to tell me? A person's soul visits the earth on the day they left. And what's today?"
"The day she left."
"So she's here. Maybe you can't see her but I do. She's in you."
I pointed to her heart.
"Do you think she's proud of me? You know, with the choices I made?"
We got married on June 13, 2015, three years after Cat's mother passed away. We intentionally waited almost a year after I proposed specifically because of this day. Her mother's last wish was to see her daughter happy. And I feel in my heart that she really is present, like my nana says. I still remember what Mrs. Valentine, I mean, my mama told me when this day came.
"I'm in love with your daughter Mrs. Valentine, I can promise you that. And I'll always take care of her. I want to marry her one day."
"And when that day comes, I'll be the most proud of you both…"
"She's never been more proud of us, sweetheart."
"I love you, Robbie."
"I love you, Cat."
Cat looked up at me and smiled. I gave her a tender kiss and she buried her head in my chest.
We keep photo albums of memories we want to remember, but the biggest scrapbook is in your heart. There are things in life that you can't forget even if you tried. Your first love, your dream job, the death of a loved one, the mistakes you've made. It's because those events changed your life. That's what makes it unforgettable. The thing is, we need to remember not to dwell on the past and the people we leave behind; we can only accept it because the past helped mold you into the person you are becoming. In life, God doesn't give you the people you want, instead he gives the people you need. To teach you, to love you and to make you exactly the way you should be.
I thought I needed my father. But I was wrong. My mother may not physically be here today but she was first to see the love blossoming from the one true man I've always needed. Robbie.
We slow danced under the stars to Tori and Andre singing the song that started it all…
"That's why darling it's incredible, that someone so unforgettable thinks that I'm unforgettable too….."
A/N: Well, that's the end of this story. Thanks for reading. This was my first published fic here. I've been reading for many years and even though I've only started contributing, I feel welcomed. Thanks to those who favorited/followed and of course reviewed this story. I would never have imagined anyone that would take interest in my work.
It seems like some people like the way I published screenplays. Those were from school, but I would gladly write a screenplay for anyone who wants to see an idea turned into a story. Until next time. -AM
Songs Names of Chapters
Our Time Now – Plain White T's
I'd Lie – Taylor Swift
If We Were A Movie – Hannah Montana
I Wanna Know You – Hannah Montana ft David Archuleta
Stay The Night – James Blunt
Realize – Colbie Caillat
I Wont Say I'm In Love – From 'Hercules' Movie
Stupid For You – Marie Digby
Today Was A Fairytale – Taylor Swift
Up 2 You – Chris Brown
Love and Memories - OAR
Make It Shine – VICTORIA JUSTICE :)
Make Heaven Wait – Guy Sebastian
Together - Neyo
Talking To The Moon – Bruno Mars
What If - Safetysuit
How Do I Know – Elliott Yamin
I Miss You – Miley Cyrus
Maybe – Ingrid Michaelson
Dear Life – Anthony Hamilton
*Bonus song Cat sang: The Way You Look Tonight – Fred Astaire (original singer; I listened to the Frank Sinatra version though but it's the same lyrics)
The Beginning – Alice Peacock
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole ft Natalie Cole