17 years ago today I stood in a small and very beautiful church and watched my mom take a 2nd husband after being widowed for many years. I proudly read from the Bible for them and beamed as I saw the happiness in her eyes. Little did I know at the time that they would only be together on earth for 11 years and that my stepdad, Koop, would pass away on December 11th, 2003 and that mom would follow him to the gates of Heaven almost 6 years later. They were lucky to find love again after both of them lost their first loves to cancer and I was lucky to have both of them in my life for the time that I had them.
In my heart I know they are together again.
Mr and Mrs Koop walking down the aisle together!
This is the cake that I designed and made for mom and Koop's wedding, I enjoyed doing it for them and it was truly a labor of love, finished it at 3am the morning of the wedding. Jim made a mirror base for us to put it on and we transported it (carefully!!) to the reception hall in the snow! Yes, there was a snowstorm the day of the wedding but nothing could stop them from saying their vows.