When Brooke Zugg was 18 months old, her mother, Sherry Blackledge, wrote her a special and sentimental letter. Sherry and her husband, Craig Blackledge, were unable to have children of their own, so they adopted Brooke and her brother when they were babies.
Sherry Blackledge wanted Brooke to know how much she loved her, so she wrote an emotional letter for her daughter to open on her wedding day. The mother of the bride wrote the letter on a piece of her own wedding dress, and saved it for more than 20 years.
On March 7, 2015, Brooke was ready to tie the knot with her now-husband Tyler Zugg in Natchez, Mississippi, and her mother gave her the letter before the ceremony. The beautiful and heartwarming moment was captured by wedding videographers The Film Poets.
This is Sherry’s letter to Brooke:
“December 15, 1994
Our Dear Little Baby Brooke,
As I write this you are sleeping soundly in your baby bed. You are 18 months old.
We just want you to know how very much love and happiness you have brought to us. You have made us a truly great family. A little precious baby girl to me and Daddy and a baby sister to Brian.
Before me and Daddy were married we always said we wanted a little boy and a little girl. When we were dating, we said if we had a little girl she would be a little Brooke. You are our little Baby Brooke.
Brooke, we just want you to know that you are very special to us and that God picked you extra special and he sent you to Mommy, Daddy and Brian.
We love you
Mommy and Daddy”
Brooke and her husband are expecting their first child in January 2016, and she said that her mother’s letter has sparked the idea to go ahead and begin writing their baby letters to give him or her on their wedding day.