92 Year-Old Marine Vet Was This Lucky Bride’s 'Something Blue.'
Fewer things in life can be as touching and heartwarming as witnessing your relatives smile and stand by your side as you have your first child, or say your wedding vows in front of the love of your life. No one knows this better than Alison Ferrel, a bride who decided to celebrate her wedding in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on May 13, in the company of everyone she adored.
She made sure that on her very special day, all her loved ones and friends were there to witness this important step in her life. Like any other bride, she needed to carry with her a token that represented something old, something borrowed, something new, and something blue. This time, her adorable 92-year-old uncle, Bill Lee Eblen served as her “something blue” wearing his immaculate Marine dress blues. Get ready to feel a little tingling in your heart!
He’s her something blue, but also, her forever hero.
Alison told ABC News that she comes from a family where they were often taught to have respect for the armed services, and honor them for being the heroic forces that fought for our freedom.
She had the perfect thing in mind when she suddenly remember that traditionally, you need to carry something blue on your way to the altar.
So instead of donning an old piece of jewelry, blue eyeshadow, or a blue bouquet of flowers, she decided to ask her adorable Uncle Bill to be a major part in a very special way.
Alison, who’s now 30, and happily married, said she couldn’t imagine not having her heroic uncle play a major part in her important day.
When speaking to ABC News, she said, “From the moment I got engaged I knew I wanted to include my uncle Bill in a special way.” Alison thought of the perfect person that embodied “something blue” and honored him in the most touching way.
She had a lot to say about the deep honor and inspiration she feels for people like her uncle.
“I come from a family where we were taught to have the utmost respect and admiration for the armed services and honoring him as the ‘something blue’ just seemed like the natural choice,” she added.
But Uncle Bill was struggling with pneumonia. She decided to lighten his world by making a proposal that would help him heal a lot faster.
She went to pay him a visit and formally asked him if he’d do her the honors of being a crucial part in her wedding. Soon enough, her beloved uncle seemed to speed up his recovery just by awaiting his niece’s magical day.
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