Father of the bride
By Sunrise Fan
November 1, 2016 9:37pm CST
My younger daughter got married last Saturday (October 22) and it was a memorable day for her and for the family. She had prepared well for this special day as early as a year ago and even had her pre-nup in the beautiful winter setting in Queenstown, New Zealand. At the reception, there was this usual short program and I had to give the welcome remarks for the guests as well as some welcome words for the groom. I expressed to the guests and to the groom that ever since my two girls were little, they were always our little bundles of joy and they continue to be even now. They will always be Daddy's little girls and I told the groom that I have always loved, cared and protected them and that he should do the same to my little girl and maybe even better. After dinner and some numbers in the program came the father and daughter dance (which the Wedding Host said was always the most emotional moment). I never really knew how to dance, but for my daughter, I took her hand and as we danced, she started to sob and buried her face on my shoulder that I myself could not hold back the tears. Everyone was silent and as the music played like hours, my daughter sobbed even more thus I gradually took her hand to give it to the groom. Now my daughter and her husband are back in New Zealand to continue their work there. My older daughter went ahead a few days earlier. My daughter is far away again, leaving the father of the bride.
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2 Nov 16
Hehehe! Yes, Janet, I'm going to have the shirt dry-cleaned. I did not have the time to do it yet because I was busy with many things and sending off my daughters back to NZ one after the other. My cousin joked that I should not have the shirt washed and keep it as is. BTW, I missed my friends here like you though I would still be coming here not more often maybe because I'll be having meetings to attend to and other things to catch up. Enjoy your day Janet!
6 Nov 16
Oh, that is such a very emotional scene. I think if I were there, I would also sob too. It is great to see a father and a daughter dancing on a very special occasion like this one. Getting married is another chapter in her life. Even though she is far, you will always be in her heart. You are a great father! You did a great job.
4 Nov 16
It's a day of joy but also a day of tears. You reminded me the day of my marriage. I remember when my Daddy took my hand to give it to my husband saying that from now on he had to protect me, but he would have been always there if we needed. I will never forget.
6 Nov 16
My two daughters are both close to me and my wife. This daughter who got married cried a lot at the airport too last year when they were supposed to send us off from NZ. Her tears though were turned to joy then when we were not allowed to board or plane for Australia because we were told that Virgin Australia airline had no connecting flight arrangements with Cebu Pacific. We then had an unexpected extended stay of 10 days.
3 Nov 16
Can't help myself from shedding tears reading that part where you and your daughter both sobbed that after a while when my boss talked to me over the phone , she asked if i am having a sore throat . Indeed , it is so sad when that day comes , where a child will finally be leaving the house she was once a part of . But then , with the advance technology , they can always see you and your wife . I hope to take a glimpse of any photo you and your family have during the occasion , my friend . Surely you look good in that very beautiful barong of yours in the picture .