Wedding Shoes


Wedding Shoes

I went to a wedding last weekend of one of my former music students. As I walked into the reception hall, Annie and her new husband were seated right in the center of the room with all of their family and friends seated around enjoying Italian food and light-hearted conversation.  It was a beautiful setting.  The bride had asked us to play a song for her first dance. It is a very moving song called, “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman. Take a minute, and watch the video.

Here are the lyrics.
“Cinderella”

Verse 1

She spins and she sways to whatever song plays

Without a care in the world

And I’m sitting here wearing the weight of the world on my shoulders

It’s been a long day and there’s still work to do

She’s pulling at me saying “Dad I need you!

There’s a ball at the castle and I’ve been invited

and I need to practice my dancin’

Oh please, Daddy, please!”

Chorus:

So I’ll dance with Cinderella

While she is here in my arms

‘Cause I know something the prince never knew

Oh, I’ll dance with Cinderella

I don’t want to miss even one song

‘Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight

And she’ll be gone

Verse 2

She says he’s a nice guy and I’d be impressed

She wants to know if I approve of her dress

She says, “Dad, the prom is just one week away

And I need to practice my dancin’

Oh please, Daddy, please!”

Verse 3

But she came home today with a ring on her hand

Just glowing and telling us all they had planned

She says, “Dad, the wedding’s still six months away but I need to practice my dancin’

Oh please, Daddy, please!”
After the song was over I noticed something unusual on the bride’s shoes. There was a little picture glued to each shoe. I wanted to know about those pictures, so when the chance came, I was able to find a moment and ask her about those pictures on her shoes. She said that those pictures were her Daddy. She explained, “He died three months ago. We all thought he would be able to make it, but the cancer took him early. He always said he wanted to walk with me down the aisle”.

Try as hard as I could, a tear made its way out of my eye. I was reminded of this passage in the Bible,

Romans 10:15

And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”

I thought about how one day Annie would be dancing with her Dad in heaven and how awesome it was that she put those pictures on her shoes to show the world that she loves her Dad. We can proclaim our love for our heavenly Father by proclaiming him wherever our feet may lead.

Stay blessed!

How Beautiful

One thought on “Wedding Shoes

  1. WOW! What a beautiful story! Thanks…it reminded me of when my daughter Jessica re-married her husband…she wanted my dad to be there, but he had passed away many years before. She put his hat on the front pew…in an honorable place, so that he could be there with her! Very heart-wrenching…very heart-warming! Love it!-anita

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