August 11, 2010

Dance With My Father

If I thought I could play this song at my wedding and not ruin every picture with an extreme amount of tears, I most definitely would. It leaves me speechless everytime.

Dance With My Father
by: Luther Vandross
Back when I was a child
Before life removed all the innocence
My father would lift me high
And dance with my mother and me and then

Spin me around till I fell asleep
Then up the stairs he would carry me
And I knew for sure
I was loved

If I could get another chance
Another walk, another dance with him
I’d play a song that would never, ever end
How I’d love, love, love to dance with my father again

Ooh, ooh

When I and my mother would disagree
To get my way I would run from her to him
He’d make me laugh just to comfort me, yeah, yeah
Then finally make me do just what my mama said

Later that night when I was asleep
He left a dollar under my sheet
Never dreamed that he
Would be gone from me

If I could steal one final glance
One final step, one final dance with him
I’d play a song that would never, ever end
‘Cause I’d love, love, love to dance with my father

Sometimes I’d listen outside her door
And I’d hear her, mama cryin’ for him
I pray for her even more than me
I pray for her even more than me

I know I’m prayin’ for much too much
But could You send back the only man she loved
I know You don’t do it usually
But Lord, she’s dyin’ to dance with my father again
Every night I fall asleep
And this is all I ever dream

I usually keep my posts pretty fun and light-hearted but for those of you that don't know, I lost my dad two and a half years ago. It has, by far, been the hardest two and a half years of my life. I stumbled upon this song and could not pass up the opportunity of sharing it. I was daddy's girl and he was taken away from our family way too soon. Miss you daddy.


  1. :( I miss him. I love the song!! and I KNOW if you played it at the wedding our entire bridal party would be nothing but tears!!!

    Love you Baby Bear!!

  2. Oh honey...this brought tears to my eyes. Thinking of you today!

  3. Stephanie, thank you for sharing! Love to you!

  4. Hi Stephanie!! I just found your blog! I'm so sorry to have read this as a first post from you. I will definitely be thinking about you and your family. Reading those lyrics had me wiping tears away. Keep your head up girl!! :)


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