Published October 15, 2013
Emotions ran high as a Georgia woman battling advanced breast cancer watched her three daughters get married in a last-minute triple wedding ceremony Sunday.
Jodie, Sarah and Kaylie Swales, of Snellville, decided to get married on the same day so their mother, Becky, could see them walk down the aisle before she died, MyFoxAtlanta.com.
"It's kind of bittersweet," Jodie Swales told MyFoxAtlanta.com before Sunday's ceremony. "We are happy that she's here, but this will probably be the last big thing that we do with her."
The family said in a statement that Becky Swales passed away Monday morning after battling breast cancer for four years. The sisters were originally scheduled to wed Oct. 26, but the date was moved up after a change in prognosis.
During the planning process, the community of Snellville rallied around the family, sending in donations and offering a venue for a wedding reception planned for later this month, MyFoxAtlanta.com reported.
The wedding itself went off without a hitch, and Becky Swales' dream of watching her daughters get married came true as she watched her husband, Otis Swales, walk all three brides down the aisle.
"It's hard, but I'm proud of my daughters," Otis Swales said before the ceremony. "I just pray God gives me strength to get through every day."