A couple who delayed their big day for 11 years finally got married three days before their bride passed away from cancer. The wedding took place in the hospital room on November 17.
Losing a loved one can take a toll on people emotionally. After a devastating loss, people are likely to experience grief, trauma, paralysis, and rejection. Everyone takes their own time to heal, but what remains is the void left by the person they love.
Ben Cooper went through the same pain of losing the love of his life and the mother of the kids, Jen Cooper, on November 20.
[Left] Jen Cooper in a wedding dress. [Right] Jen and Ben Cooper on their wedding day. | Photo: twitter.com/bcoops_online
Ben and Jen got engaged in 2010. However, the couple constantly delayed the wedding because of busy work, family and 3 children together. They finally got married last month at Severn Hospice in Telford, Shropshire, England.
Sadly, their wedding took place under unexpected circumstances, due to Jen’s worsening health condition. In 2020, Jen celebrates 5 years of being cancer-free after being treated for breast cancer.
But after a few months and a little before locking the door, Jen get her cancer diagnosis after discovering a lump under his armpit. Then the math teacher started going through the treatment process again.
Faced with their battle with cancer, the couple agreed to get married on November 17. so Jen can cherish her special day. The wedding was originally scheduled to take place on November 27.
Before going home to the kids, Ben kissed her tenderly and whispered, “Good Night Beach.”
Ben, 34, shared that their wedding was a small affair, with mother Jen and two witnesses. The bride wore a gorgeous white dress, and the couple played the role of Bon Jovi to celebrate the reunion.
ONE MARRIAGE COUNTED IN THE DAY
The nurses hung her wedding gown in the room and helped her get ready. Ben is worried about going home and telling the kids that they got married without them. To his relief, they cheered for their parents. He shared the big news on Twitter. Comment read:
“I’m heartbroken because this marriage will only be counted in days, not years. Don’t leave things unfinished, tell the people you love that you love them right now (sic).”
His Twitter post went viral, garnering more than 4,000 retweets and 99,800 likes. Coopers planned a big celebration on November 27th, throwing a party for their daughters, who had their birthdays before Christmas.
The father-of-three thanked the community for the generous donation that helped cover the wedding costs. About Jen’s last moments, he speak:
“Her last moments were when I held her hand. I told her I loved her and the kids loved her too. “
Ben added that the money raised will help make Christmas special for his children and cover their birthday party expenses. He say he wants his kids to feel special, especially after the death of their mother.
The last movie Jen watched with her husband was “Big Momma’s House”. Ben recalled joking with the nurse about it to break the tense atmosphere in the room. Then he saw Jen’s breasts stopped moving and called out nurse.
Jen took her last breath on November 20 with her loving husband by her side. Ben held her hand in her final moments, telling her how much the children loved her. 44-year-old Jen already has two children with her ex-husband and three more with Ben.
Before going home with the kids, Ben gave her a tender kiss and whispered, “Good Night Beach.” Ben affectionately calls his wife “Beach.” What an incredibly moving story that celebrates the power of love!
https://news.amomama.com/284009-man-marries-wife-3-days-she-dies-cancer.html Man who married wife 3 days before she died of cancer, shows his love in her final moments