Daughter Surprises Mom With Multiple Sclerosis By Wearing Her Old Wedding Dress
A loving daughter surprised her mom, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, by wearing her old wedding dress. Jo Johnson Overby, 27, from Springfield, Missouri, said she always wanted to incorporate her mother Catherine Johnson's dress into her big day, so she planned the big reveal during the rehearsal dinner at her family home. On the night of the dinner, Jo headed to her childhood bedroom to get changed, while a friend filmed Catherine, 55, as she sat in her wheelchair in the kitchen. Then, as Jo crept up behind her mother, Catherine immediately recognized the dress and said, "Oh! I know that." Jo said that her mom is her best friend, and because of Catherine's condition she wanted to make her wedding day as accessible as possible for her mother. Jo decided to have a small ceremony in order to have as much family time as possible, also recreating photographs from her mother's wedding. Her father and Jo also had an ongoing joke before the big surprise, on May 3, 2019, that Jo would never fit into her mother's dress, given that she is taller, and her mother is very petite. Though the surprise took place last year, Jo, who opted for a different dress on the wedding itself, later decided to share the rehearsal dinner footage on social media, garnering lots of warm responses.
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