A special education teacher could not leave out her beloved students on one of the most important days of her life: her wedding. So Colleen Powell did not hesitate to include in the big event three of her favorite students at the Milledgeville, GA school.
The ceremony that took place earlier this month had as special guests Dominic May, who suffers from Down syndrome, Jay Hury and Korde Solomon, both with physical disabilities. The trio was in charge of wearing the rings.
"I always said that my children would be part of my wedding because they are the big part of my heart," the teacher told the WMAZ channel. "They mean as much to me as they did to everyone who was present."
Because the children have difficulty speaking, May paraded with the bride's parents with a device that, by pressing a button, announced with a recorded message the arrival of the bride.
When the person in charge of officiating the wedding asked who was delivering the bride, the young man immediately blew a message saying: "His parents and me."
"They can communicate their wants, needs and feelings," said the teacher to the WMAZ channel.
Jay's mother, Camellia Hurt, responded in disbelief when Powell asked if her son could participate in the wedding.
"Initially I thought, 'He said it to be nice because I was in the classroom while talking about wedding planning,'" Hurt said, according to People. "[But no], she was serious. [My son] participated in the wedding and it was so beautiful.”
Korde's mother, Shiquana Solomon, assured that the children had the most beautiful time on that special day for their teacher and that she was moved to tears.
"Since I don't have any children of my own, these three are my babies," Powell said.
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