Post # 1
I posted here about my dad’s ultimatum to me, that we had to have Daddy’s Little Girl as our father-daughter dance song or we wouldn’t have a dance.
Well, I talked to mom this morning. She said dad was really upset that he had argued with me about something so stupid and trivial and in the end, he just wanted to make me happy at my own wedding and it wasn’t worth bickering over in order to get his way. Essentially, that’s him apologizing. She played Joe Crockers’ "You are so Beautiful" which he wasn’t thrilled about…that particular song meant more to my mom than to him.
Well, I stole/borrowed lovefoolme‘s song of Think of Me by Phantom of the Opera. I called my dad, told him I "had an idea" for a song and took a deep breath and blurted it out. Quiet ensued. Then he said, "Now THAT’S what I call a father daughter dance song" and conceeded to tell me how wonderful and beautiful that song is (but it has to be the original version not the movie version), and how PERFECT of a choice it is since he has been listening to that song since I was a baby (he took my mom to the opera years and years ago) and how it makes him think of summertime at our pool back in California when he used to play that CD. WHEW.
Problem solved!!!! HOORAY! I swear, I almost started crying in the car I was so relieved.
Funny thing, we went to my FI’s grandparents house for lunch and they sarcastically asked if we were going to dance to "Daddy’s Little Girl" and I couldn’t help but laugh and say "thank God, no!"
Thanks SO much!
Post # 3
Yay! I’m so glad everything worked out for you 🙂
Post # 4
Glad that everything worked itself out!
Post # 5
Oh ejs! I am SO happy it worked out. I KNEW it would. I had a feeling he was feeling the same way you did after your riff, and it does sound like a PERFECT song choice for your relationship. Yay!
Post # 6
I am so happy you sorted everything out!
Post # 7
Yay! I didn’t respond to your previous post, but I was really hoping you guys would work it out.
Post # 9
Thats awesome! I think Parents get just as stressed as we do with everything. I have had some moments with my family and my FMIL but I am also under alot of pressure in other things, so its best to always step back for a minute or day and reanalyze. It always seems to work out and I am glad this did for you!
Post # 10
That’s great news! And even better that he came to his senses! I’m glad you were able to find a song you both enjoy and will be able to look back on happily 🙂
Post # 11
Aw, I’m so happy for you that you agreed on not just a song but a song you BOTH LOVE, aw, enjoy your dance!
Post # 12
Glad it all worked out for you.
Post # 14
YAY!!!!!!! I’m so happy for you and your dad!
Sometimes these "trivial" things can really be important to people but not as much as making your family happy on your wedding day! You two are so cute!
Post # 15
that’s so awesome ejs, i know it was really weighing on you. i love it when there are happy endings! 😉
Post # 16
So awesome! And best yet: you are both HAPPY with the choice! Congratulations 🙂