Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Daddies and Daughters
There is always such a special relationship between most Daddies and daughters. Curtis and Karen are no exception to this. They were best buddies when she was little but then became somewhat wary of each other when she reached those teenage moody years. He didn't understand her need to be so independent and she didn't understand his need to know everything. In addition, they have such similar personalities that discussions would often become heated. There were many young men who thought her Daddy was a very scary man, too. As she became older, though, they began to understand each other better and often found common things to laugh at and enjoy. He is still her protector and her advocate even while sometimes being her biggest critic. A week or so after Christmas, we were sitting around the kitchen table and they had this conversation.
Karen: So, Daddy, are you going to walk me down the aisle?
Curtis: I'm thinking that is up to you.
Karen: I think I'd like that.
Curtis: Then, I guess I will.
Karen: Okay, then.
I almost laughed out loud but didn't. I did have that great big old smile inside my heart, though.
Now, Karen has decided that she wants their father/daughter dance at the wedding to be to a classic rock song since that is the kind of music Curtis listens to and she grew up hearing in his car. (We listen to country in my car) She called and asked me to ask him if he had an idea for a song. His answer? "A short one!"
Here's where you guys come in. I think I like Rod Stewart's "Have I told you lately that I love you? I listened to it on line and read the words and I got teary eyed thinking of them dancing together. I seem to be doing that a lot lately. LOL Do you have any suggestions?