Walter lifted himself from the wheelchair.
There was a grasp that filled the church. He slowed turned his head to look from one side of the building to the next. Every guest was awestruck.


Walter turned his attention to the bride that stood beside him.

“How are you doing this?”

With a clearing of his throat, Walter recited the speech he had prepared so long ago.

“You grew up with images of princesses in gowns and fairy tale weddings surrounding you. In your favorite movies, your favorite books, you loved the whole idea of marriage. But you always wanted one thing at your wedding. You wanted Dad to walk you down the aisle.

“But after the accident, we both realized that couldn’t happen. Both my legs were deemed useless. There would be no walking down the aisle at your wedding.

“That was until I remembered this; love costs something. Love isn’t free or cheap. It’s expensive. And it is because it costs that love is so amazing, so powerful.

“I had the surgery, Amy, so that I could give you want you really wanted.

“To show you as you one last time that love costs, but love is amazing.”