To My Dad
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Being engaged has been such a unique experience. I think the strangest thing is that I'm not behaving how I always expected I would. Like when Jordan proposed- I cry about everything, so of course I assumed that I'd be in tears immediately. Instead, I was so giddy and excited that I couldn't even imagine crying! I just remember telling Jordan that it didn't even seem real, like I couldn't believe that we'd actually just gotten engaged. Even now, it's such a fun and happy memory that it just makes me excited thinking about it.
The one thing that has made me cry without exception though is the thought of my dad and I spending time together on my wedding day. Dad seeing me before the wedding, walking me down the aisle, giving me away, and then our father-daughter dance. We took dance lessons last month and I spent the entire time trying not to get emotional and weepy. Honestly, even typing this post is making me teary.
My dad and I have always been incredibly close. He's the perfect father and has always been there for me throughout every stage of my life. I lived with him for the last 3 years of high school, which was wonderful and gave us an even closer relationship. There honestly aren't words to describe how much I love my dad.
So on this Father's Day, less than 3 weeks before my wedding, I just want to say:
Daddy, I love you with my whole heart. Even though you'll be giving me away in a few weeks, I will always love you and look up to you, and I will always be your little girl.