Her whole life has been a struggle with her dysfunctional family, her mom, her dad and her stepdad. Still, she was blessed with love, because they all loved their lovely daughter! Then comes her wedding day, Everything was organized as it should be, perfectly harmonized.
Brittany Peck was only six years old when her parents got divorced. Going through the depression and anxiety at a very young age, and later adjusting with her new stepfather, had not been an easy task for her but she managed to settle in with the situation.
From left, Todd Bachman, his daughter, Brittany Peck, and her stepfather, Todd Cendrosky, at Mr. Bachman’s home in Ohio. Credit Dustin Franz for The New York Times
It is obvious that the biological father and stepfather would be uncomfortable to be in the same room, and have a kind of unusual differences that often lead to a stressful environment.
But ironically both of her dads, showed much-balanced behavior and their endless love for their daughter, in the most admirable and adorable way. She was indeed their beloved daughter and lucky to have such loving and caring fathers!
Unfortunately, on Sept. 26, 2015, her wedding day, she was in a deep confusion; now here comes the most difficult moment , choosing between which of the two loving fathers should walk her down the aisle. But she had to pick one so she chooses her biological father for this honorable act.
What happens next is more interesting,asthey walked down the aisle, suddenly her biological father Bachman stops, and says he will be back in a moment.
What he did was so generous, he rushed to Cendrosky, pulled him by the arm, and then the two fathers ran down the aisle. He knew it was the most special day for her daughter and so he could not let her step-dad miss out the honor, as she was same for both .
“I had no clue, and he reached out his hand and said: ‘Hey, you had as much a part in raising her as I did. Let’s go walk our daughter down the aisle,” Cendrosky said in the CBS Sunday Morning video. “And that’s when I lost it.”
“It was the best thing that could ever happen to me. It was the happiest moment of my life walking down the aisle with both of them,” Brittany said.
“When Todd Bachman grabbed my husband’s arm, it really meant a lot to me,” Candace Cendrosky, Brittany’s mother, told The New York Times. “That was an awesome moment, it was magical, it was an outstanding thing to do. He made my husband’s world, he really did. And that makes me feel great. Deep down I really do believe he did this for Brittany.”
Everyone at the wedding was surprised and happy at this sudden gesture of Bachman. It seems like a scene from a movie.Well, in her gesture lies a moral lesson for us; Respecting others’ feelings and honoring our wishes, is something which makes the relations harmonious and friendly.