Brooke Zugg’s parents always wanted a baby girl.
When they were dating, they said that if they had a little girl they would name her Brooke.
One day, more than 20 years ago, their dream came true when they welcomed Brooke into their family through adoption.
It was their second adoption. A few years earlier, they adopted a little boy named Brian.
Brooke’s mother was so grateful that when Brooke was 18 months old she wrote her daughter a special letter on a piece of her wedding dress that she planned to give Brooke on her own wedding day.
“We just want you to know how very much love and happiness you have brought to us,” she wrote. “You have made us a truly great family.”
When Brooke’s big day recently arrived, her mother presented her with a copy of that two-decade-old letter.
No one was more surprised to see it than Brooke herself.
“My mom had never mentioned the letter at all until the moment she gave it to me!” Brooke said.
Brooke’s mother thought it would be extra special if she opened it and read it on the day she walked down the aisle.
“Being adopted, I wanted her to know how much I loved her,” she said.
When Brooke received the letter, she was speechless.
“I lost it and began sobbing, especially when I saw my daddy crying.” she said. “There isn’t a word for the emotion I was feeling at this point. If someone could come up with a word that encompassed excited, humbled, speechless, joyful, shocked and genuinely loved, then that would be the word to use.”
And thanks to this video by The Film Pilots and a copy of the letter below, you too can experience that heartfelt moment and all the love that Brooke and her family felt on her special day.
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
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