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"I Couldn't Breathe, I Couldn't Talk": Bride Found A Message On The Soles Of Bridal Shoes From Mom Who Passed Away Just Before The Wedding

Date October 31, 2019 12:50

A wedding is an emotional time for anyone. In many cases, parents of the bride and groom are excited to see their children take this big leap. And soon-to-be-wed people can't wait to enjoy this moment with friends and loved ones.

Surprise in the soles

One bride resigned herself to the idea that her mother would not be there on her wedding day. But she received a gift that brought her to tears.

Emma got engaged in 2016 but one month later, her mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer. The bride hoped that her mom would live long enough to witness her wedding but unfortunately, she died a year later.

When Emma received her bridal shoes as her wedding inched closer, she was shocked to see that not only had her mother already secretly paid for them, but she also left her a message in the soles. The bride's mom had written:

Wanted you to have a gift from me on your wedding day. Your wedding shoes are my gift to you. Hope you have a magical day. Lots and lots of love and big hugs, MUM xxxx.

Emma told BBC that planning a wedding without having her mother by her side had been difficult. There were "lots of tears," she said and when she got the shoes, she was more than a little surprised.

I had absolutely no idea, my fiancé knew about it. It was just an absolute shock.

When she realized the message was from her mother, Emma said she became emotional:

I started to cry... I was just absolutely in bits. I couldn't breathe, I couldn't talk.

The bride said her mother's gesture was very special to her as she didn't get a goodbye letter because her death happened so unexpectedly.

People are touched

Some social media users have commented about how moving Emma's story was and a few even admitted that they had tears in their eyes.

@charlotte_simpson_ceremonies wrote:

Crying a bit now! They're beautiful! X.

@annacrnn had this to say:

Just read about this story in America and I'm crying! What a beautiful story and shoes.

@_nikkimorgan_ was also touched:

What a beautiful sentiment and an amazing gift to give! lovely story!

Emma's mother succeeded in making her wedding day that much more incredible. And it's clear that this is a gesture the bride will never forget.

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