Our daughter’s wedding has us all in search of our inner twinkle toes. Yesterday was the “Universe’s” way of pointing out not everyone was meant to be Fred Astaire. We are a talented bunch, but let’s just say dancing may not be this family’s forte. My husband is determined to make his baby girl proud of their daddy daughter dance so last night we did what the four of us have always done, we got together to solve our little issue.
Life has us all running fast & hard with our everyday duties so when those rare moments pop up for our original 4, we fall ever so comfortably right back into our way of being us. For me it’s like magic. Just knowing that we would all be together made my heart soar, so right after work I ran to all my favorite shops to buy all of the ingredients for our favorite meal together. I knew that telling them all that this is what’s for dinner, would make their hearts soar.
Our son seems to be the only one whose toes slightly twinkle. I think his boxing footwork makes him more coordinated than the rest of us. Our daughter could be a good dancer, but this is the one place in life where she is actually quite shy. She’s never been one to like being the center of attention, so the very idea of saying her vows, and dancing in front of everyone makes her extremely uncomfortable. It’s part of her charm. She is extraordinarily beautiful, and completely unaware of her beauty which only draws you in closer.
She’s very funny, and enjoys teasing everyone about their areas of shyness. I think it’s because she finds their less secure moments to be most endearing. Especially in our household where there is no shortage of “Type A” personalities. She finds beauty in our softer sides. Also a great deal of personal amusement in our awkwardness. 😉 She is her father’s daughter, and why not he is an amazing dad. She chose a Jimmy Buffett song for their dance. My husband listens to Jimmy all the time. It’s the perfect song for the two of them.
Our son is a big guy. He’s tall, strong, and incredibly charismatic. He is extremely funny, and catches on quickly when his sister is trying to quietly find ways to expose their shyer sides. He’s amused by her subtle attempts to make him, and their father dance together. She of course was pretending that watching the two of them do the dance steps would help her learn them better. Dad knew too, but they love her so they play along. She stood there laughing in her beautiful way.
I stood there watching them all, and took in every moment fully aware that this was the reason I love my life so much. 😉