Bride-to-be Emma of Leicestershire, England got engaged in 2016, and had hoped that her mother would be by her side on the big day. Though her mom bravely battled a diagnosis of terminal lung cancer, the woman passed away in 2017, long before her daughter’s August 2019 wedding date.
Fast-forward to last week, and Emma was blown away when she received her bespoke pink suede wedding heels in the mail — the shoes had been paid for by her mother and inscribed with a “secret” message on the soles, as per BBC.
"Wanted you to have a gift from me on your wedding day. Your wedding shoes are my gift to you,” a note in gold script read. “Hope you have a magical day. Lots and lots of love and big hugs, MUM xxxx"