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Touching Wedding Photos: Three Sisters Got married At The Same Time So Their Dying Mother Could Attend
January 18, 2014
Although they were already engaged,Sarah, Kaylee and Jodie Swales – aged 19, 21 and 22 – learned their mother’s breast cancer had worsened, they agreed to hold a joint wedding on October 26 last year. Bittersweet scenario: Sisters Sarah, Kaylee and Jodie Swales married in a triple wedding as they wanted their mother,Betty Swales who had terminal cancer, to see them walk down the aisle. She passed away hours later. Surrounded by friends and family, and with their mother Becky and father Otis ,the eldest on Jodie told Fox5 how its a bittersweet moment for them.
‘It’s kind of bittersweet,’‘We are happy that she’s here, but this will probably be the last big thing that we do with her.’Sarah added: ‘It’s not like losing a mom, it’s like losing a mom and a best friend and anyone would want their best friend at their wedding.’Our wedding wouldn’t be the same if she wasn’t there to experience it with us.Otis Swales, who walked all of his daughters down the aisle, said he was hoping his faith would get him through.’My wife is the love of my life so it’s hard,’ said Otis, who had been married to Becky for 25 years. ‘But I’m proud of my daughters. I just pray God gives me strength to get through every day.’
Just 12 hours after her daughters walked down the aisle, Becky Swales succumbed to the disease.
She had been diagnosed with breast cancer on February 15, 2010 and although chemotherapy proved effective at first, doctors discovered that the disease had spread to other organs.
Despite her bleak prognosis, Mrs Swales’ daughters say she had continued to maintain a positive attitude until her death.
‘She does always have a smile on her face and she’s pushing so hard,’ Kaylee said.
‘My loving husband, my three beautiful daughters and my Mom have stood by me every step of the way. I can’t say enough about what a blessing that has been.’
Throughout the wedding planning, support and donations had poured in for the family and a company even donated a venue for a reception.
The reception was held several days after Mrs Swales had passed away.