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The Father Daughter Dance I thought I would never have

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#1 Geralyn

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    Posted 12 December 2008 - 11:44 PM

    My step-father (who i consider my father because he raised me since i was 7 and i don't speak to my biological father) was diagnosed with parkinsons diesese 12 years ago. Over the summer he became very sick and was in a coma and on a ventilator for over a week. We thought he would not come out of it. He did come out of it and it was a miracle. He is now in a nursing home because he needs round the clock care. He was not able to walk at all after he came out of the coma but he has been working very hard in physical therapy and is able to stand with the help of a walker.

    He will not be able to attend our wedding because he can't leave the nursing home. I was very upset that he would not be able to walk me down the aisle and that we would not be able to dance.

    Anyway on thanksgiving my family had planned to all gather at the nursing hom eto have dinner. My mother and step father surprised me by making it a mini wedding celebration since the family would all be there. My step father was dressed in a tux and was able to dance with me!! My uncle and FI stood behind him for support. Needless to say the whole room was sobbing. Even the nurses that work there came to watch! I was so happy that we were able to have our dance even if it wasn't on my wedding day.

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    #2 KatyKo

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      Posted 12 December 2008 - 11:56 PM

      That is so wonderful!! I am now in tears What a special moment for you and your Dad. Your family was so thoughtful to plan that.

      #3 FLgator

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        Posted 13 December 2008 - 12:26 AM

        That's so sweet! I am sure that it meant the world to you both.

        #4 Geralyn

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          Posted 13 December 2008 - 12:34 AM

          We had booked our wedding in the beginning of the summer and then got engaged at the end of the summer( i know a little backwards )...with the whole thing with my stepfather happening in the middle. It was so hard on me and my family but FI was there by my side the whole time supporting me in anything me and my family needed (gotta love him!)

          #5 Banana11

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            Posted 13 December 2008 - 12:49 AM

            That's the sweetest story! I'm so glad you got to have your moment!

            #6 deefalvey

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              Posted 13 December 2008 - 12:57 AM

              OMG, that is the sweetest thing. What a memory - It will last you a lifetime!
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                Posted 13 December 2008 - 01:39 AM

                That is so sweet--- how special for you & your Dad!

                #8 MarieSam

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                  Posted 13 December 2008 - 03:55 AM

                  That is so awesome, I LOVE it!! You now have me tearing up at work ~ what a wonderful moment for you to share with each other, and he looked so handsome and snazzy in that tux!

                  #9 Jenn3878

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                    Posted 13 December 2008 - 11:26 AM

                    Aww that is so sweet and an awesome memory :)

                    #10 Jess

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                      Posted 13 December 2008 - 01:51 PM

                      that is so sweet

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