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Last dance was to Butterfly Kisses.

by notyouraveragegirl on June 16, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

The song was played for the father/daughter dance at my wedding. At the age of 82 finishing the dance was challenging for his weak legs. We just held each other tight. He wanted to see two major life events for his little girl come true: college graduation and marriage of his only child. A few years later he passed, but he went with his hopes being fulfilled and knowing I was going to be cared for by a loving man.


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