Our little Chele Grace is Cinderella tonight (February 14th). She is holding on tight in her father’s arms dancing to a song that leaves me crying like a baby every time it plays (Cinderella – By: Steven Curtis Chapman).
I have had the best Valentine’s Day yet. Ours was different this time; instead of going out with my husband, he got to take our little girl to a father/daughter dance for her American heritage girls‘ program. But I had the joy of watching this magical moment. Of course it started with flowers from daddy early on, something my husband started doing 2 years ago; (our daughter’s reaction, priceless). She loves receiving flowers from her guy/her daddy. She wanted to make sure she was a little lady for him, so we did take time getting her hair done, asked me to help get her nails trimmed, a shower so she could smell good and yes she asked if she could steal mommy’s valentine for the evening and I said yes! So Daddy was her man for the evening and she was so proud to show him off.
Watching them dance together brought on a whole lot of emotions but also left me praying; Praying for that man that will one day steal her father’s dance. Praying for her heart as she grows to understand her worth in Christ and how that plays out in who gets to have that dance someday. To know that when someone loves her, they will wait no matter what!, they will put her first before themselves, they will treat her like a queen. And yes even after years have gone by, they will still ask for that dance only to show her off as their one and only (something my wonderful husband still does after almost 9 years of marriage).
I believe that one day when the right time comes and the right person comes along, our little girl will happily give that dance away and her daddy will have to let go which is perfectly okay by me (not saying it will be easy). And my daily prayer will be for that guy to love her as Christ has loved the church, to assure and protect her, to encourage her in her walk with Christ, to forgive her when she needs forgiveness, to respect and walk every single day with her as they both seek to honor God.
A mother’s heart as she watches those little hands so safe in her father’s arms. It’s priceless to me; it’s magical and it’s beautiful.
Today it’s her father’s dance, even though tomorrow the dance may be another man’s.
44 thoughts on “Father Daughter Dance – 2017”
This is so beautiful! ❤
Thank you 💓..It has my own heart melting as well.
Lovely, and the pictures are incredibly sweet 🙂
Thank you very much Eden.
Such special moments…and memories made. The love of the father for his daughter is where it begins.
Thank you Deborah. It was really special for our little girl. She is still talking about it today. She had so much fun dancing with her daddy.
Oh gosh, this brought so many wonderful memories of the Mother/Son dances I attended with my boys! Thank you so much for sharing the wonderful photos and your lovely daughter and her daddy!
Thank you Elizabeth. It was a very beautiful and special moment. I am sure your boys still carry those memories with them💕
Thank you Elizabeth. Being a parent is like a big jar of “sweet and sour”; You want them to grow but it’s hard to let go at every season of their lives. It’s beautiful though and i am sure your boys still hold those beautiful memories you gave to them as a mother.
Sis, this is SO precious! Thank you for sharing! Watching a daddy with his daughter is such a beautiful thing! Our four-year old just asked my husband this morning when he was going to take HER out on another date. We need to enjoy these moments, because like you said, someday it will be someone else’s turn. ❤
Thank you sis. It was just amazing to watch different fathers very emotional as they danced with their little girls. That moment turns even the toughest of guys into a “mash”. And yes they do grow very fast; before we know it, it will be another man’s dance 😭. I hope and pray that the fathers will continue to enjoy moments with their daughters as they assure their girls along the way…..💞
Oh Susan, these are so wonderful! What a blessing to have a father and daughter with that much loving and caring.
Thanks also for following my blog. Welcome! Lovely to have your presence,
Thank you Debbie. It’s an honor to follow your blog. I hope and pray to learn from you and both stay encouraged in this life. I am very thankful for the father my beloved husband is to our children. Our little girl adores him!. Much love Debbie💞
Oh, you are a sweetheart, Susan!! I am looking forward to learning from you too about forgiveness. Your poetry and short stories seem so creative! You are welcome to submit them as contributions for our #ForgivingFridays. It’s a challenge I do each week to encourage people to share about forgiveness, including through poetry and other creative ways. ❤ Anyway feel free to join in, Susan. 🙂 Would love to see what you share, opens my heart.
So precious. I love what you’ve written here about “…one day when the right time comes, and the right person comes along…” So wise and loving. Timeless, really. I’m 65 and get a little weepy over the warmth of your words. Thank you.
I am deeply humbled. Thank you very much for taking your time to read my words. I admire older women whom I daily seek to learn from in every way possible. Your words of wisdom are welcome here any time. So much love💞
This is a lovely post. Your daughter is beautiful and having so much fun. Thanks for the follow.
You are very welcome. Thank you for reading💕
Reminds me of that song , I believe the title is”Dance with My Father” which was sung by the late singer Luther Van Dross.
Absolutely love that song💞
What a wonderful post! Some of my fondest memories are of going to a father-Daughter dance with my Dad. He loved it!
Thanks so much for following my blog – I am honored! Stop by any time!
My husband enjoyed it!. I know those moments will create wonderful memories for our daughter. Thank you very much for stopping by.
So special…so many wonderful memories~
Thank-you Kelly. Yes it is special seeing my baby girl lost in her father’s love. It’s very beautiful and I am thankful for it.
That is just so beautiful…ah and the memories!!! Precious!!
Truly an evening to remember. I’ve watched three grandaughters go dancing with their dads. Thanks for the follow.
My Joy. Father/daughter dances are a beautiful moments
What a delightful post! I love the way you describe your family in your ‘About’ and the whole premise of your blog. Thank you so much for your follow!
Thank-you very much!. It’s my joy to follow your blog💞
This is so so beautiful! My daughter is also Eliane-Grace. She loves to sing, I imagine her dancing with her dad:-) well I have to wait, she’s just 18months
Grace is a beautiful name!. It’s from my late mama and Michele is my mother in-law. Michele-Grace. Your little Elaine-Grace will one day get to dance with her daddy for sure; they grow so fast. . Enjoy this very short season. Much love my dear 💞
Aw, what a wonderful post! Love that last photo too, looks like a very happy daddy daughter dance 🙂
Thank-you. It was absolutely beautiful and they both enjoyed it.💞
Wonderful. That last photo is fantastic.
Thank you. They both had a blast 💞
Big man, small daughter. Just like my wife and myself. … Groovy! Cheers Jamie
This is so beautiful! ❤️😀👍
This is so beautiful to read. Thank you for sharing. Also I cannot remember if I have already thanked you for the follow on my blog – if I have please forgive me. I am trying to catch up and I know we have already spoken, but not sure whether I actually thanked you on an earlier comment.
Love this! I also love the photos and the fact that she is sporting cowboy boots with a dress, as a former farm girl I have done it many a time. Lovely Father-Daughter moment.
Thank you Pamela. This little girl loves her books. They are her go to for every occasion; a nice Texas Girl.🙏