My Frame of Mind

These are my thoughts, however I may quote those who are smarter and wiser than I am.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Dads Are Heros Without Capes

As I was thinking of how Mom is going to have to adapt to life with (hopefully) a temporary disability, I remembered how I felt when I watched a long-time friend's daughter get walked down the aisle by her father who suffers from MS.

Walking her down the aisle was always Billy's Plan A…right up to the night before the wedding, Plan B was looking better. We all giggled thinking well, the Bride would look oh-so-cute on the back of his scooter. Or hey, even matching scooters! But Billy wasn't even thinking of Plan B. HIS Plan, Plan A was gonna happen.

I had arrived a tad late for my taste, but LUCKILY was put right at the back of the church.
I will never be so glad that I was at the back of the church again!

I saw him "scoot" into the foyer of the church and my heart swelled. No matter how it happened, he was still going to take his daughter down that aisle.
And then he….
he stood up.

Well I choked up right about there. I didn't think this could get any better.
And then….
She walked to him and supported him back to the white linen carpet and said,

"I gotcha Dad"
Well I just bawled right out loud. Along with 450 others. I think if we weren't all wiping our noses, we might have applauded.
And dang if he didn't…
walk her all the way down that aisle!
Now most people wouldn't bother with a rear-end shot like this…but to me it was a monumental shot. Then 50 people pushed me out the way to get the same shot.
It was a mass ceremony. 1.5 hours. I was a wreck.
And then…damn!

if he didn't walk HIS bride back down the aisle.
I'm tellin ya I was toast by the end of this wedding!
Oh but wait…that can't be the end of the story.

You see, when Helen and Billy got married, I was one of their 7 bridesmaids. And when I got married Helen was pregnant with this darling bride and her twin sister and was my Matron of Honor.
The other twin will be married in February.
THIS Father/Daughter dance brought the day to a whole new level of awwwwwwww…..

Billy's Hero Cape flew in the wind of all of our tears that day.


Kathi C. said...

A beautiful story, my friend. Life can seem so unfair sometimes. Again, you and your mom are in my prayers.

Tracey Mason's Studio said...

Geeze- I don't even know these people and I'm crying! Thanks for the sweet story.
Praying for your momma too!