An anonymous US bride has revealed the stunning moment when she was dumped at the altar by her fiancée. When it was time for him to say ‘I do,’ he spoke the words no bride ever wants to hear.
“Instead, I got five gut-wrenching ones. ‘I just can’t do it’,” the anonymous woman stated.
“My groom, or runaway I should call him, didn’t even look me in the eye as he said it. It didn’t make sense. Nothing made sense. He had just been smiling, gazing at me lovingly moments before. It was every girl’s nightmare and my reality.”
For a short moment, she hoped it was all a dream and looked at the priest. But seeing his surprised gaze, she knew it was all over.
In the background she could hear her own mother state: “I am going to kill him!” as she sank to the floor.
“I placed my face in my hands, sobbing. There was an eerie silence now. My sister and my mother ran over, got on their knees, and held me. I wept like a baby in their arms. My makeup was ruined, my perfect wedding day ruined, my heart ruined.”
“My son had a blank expression on his face as if he could sense my hurt. My father shooed all the guests away and told them to give me some space.”
The next few days passed in a haze – she was barely able to move from a bed at her sister’s house.
Thankfully, her parents were able to care for her little boy. Lying alone, she half expected he would try to contact her in some way. But when she returned home a few days later, she realised why he hadn’t.
“All of the runaway’s things were gone. I was obsessed and crazed, looking for any trace of him.
“I found none. He was gone.”
Finally, two days after the wedding, her own sister received a text from the man. It said: “I’m so sorry. You’d want me to be happy, right? I want that for her, too. I’m just not the one.”
“I’m not sure what my sister replied. I didn’t want to see it. I didn’t want to know. I just wanted to know who she was. The girl. The reason my heart was blown to pieces.”
Nearly two years on, there is something else that breaks her heart – the fact that he walked out on their son.
“A life that will feel his absence way stronger than I ever will. I know my heart will mend itself someway, somehow. But can a child ever stop mourning the loss of their father? And, even worse, a father that still walks this earth.”