Saturday, March 6, 2010
Daddy Daughter Dance
Last night was the First annual Daddy Daughter Dance for Brooke and Scott. Oh how I remember these when I was a kid. We didn't have them until I was in Jr. high but they sure did mean the world to me as little girl. It was one of my fondest memories with my dad. One that I hold close to my heart as he's not with me anymore. He treated me like a true lady. My dad always held me up on a pedestal that he cherished so much. At the dance I would stand on my dads feet and look into his eyes. I could always feel his love for me. He was just so proud of me. I can honestly thank my dad for the foundation he gave me to find such a loving and wonderful husband. It's such a special bond that God gave us between Dads and Daughters. One that is priceless and so very important in little girls for the rest of their lives. This is a letter from our Pastor's father..one that all dad's can take to remember. Even if you don't have a daughter dance at your church. I would encourage them to have a date night. He sent it this week to prepare them for the big night. It was just so special! Please read below..
Friday, March 5th is just a few days away, so I would like to take a moment to encourage you to be intentional in making this year's Daddy Daughter Dance a memorable evening for both you and your special young lady. I didn't have daughters, but as you may have heard me say, "Every time one of my granddaughters walks into the room, my heart melts and I want to give her the world."
The influence of a godly man is crucial in the development of a girl's self-esteem, and this relationship will set a pattern for the attributes in men she will seek as an adult. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to set, or reiterate, the standard for how you believe she deserves to be treated, and to let her know that anything less is unacceptable for her as a woman.
Here are a few ideas and suggestions provided by the Daddy-Daughter Dance Committee to help you make this a time to communicate the value and beauty that both you and God see in her.
Let her know that you are looking forward to your evening together. Review this map to plan your activities together.
Approach this as a special date. Formally ask her out; get dressed up for her; buy her a corsage or flowers; open her car door for her; tell her how beautiful she looks.
Practice dancing with her before the dance so that both of you feel comfortable dancing together that evening this will help improve her confidence, as well as yours!
You'll be served "child friendly" desserts, so you'll want to take her out for a meal before the dance.
Let her know in actions and words that you desire to spend quality time with her.
Compliment her tell her how beautiful she is, how much you enjoy her company, how there isn't anywhere you would rather be.
To stay focused on her, leave your cell phone in the car or at home.
At the end of the evening, let her know you had a wonderful time.
Again, thank you for taking this time to invest in your her future. I hope it will be an event you both will treasure. I know it will impact your relationship with God and with each other.
Dr. Joel C. HunterSenior Pastor
Northland, A Church Distributed
Parker said "Brooke you look gorgeous" ahh
It was date night for Parker and I too! First stop, Toy R Us for a new Thomas train, Chick Fila, then playing at the mall with our friend Mason, and ending the night with cuddling on the couch watching Thomas (his favorite show)
Double dating with the Lyla Grace and Lily
Dinner before the big dance
Face painting and dancing the night away
Brooke takes her dance very seriously
Brooke got home at 10pm just so happy.. she couldn't stop telling me everything. I know this is one night she won't forget and one she will cherish as much as I do now. I can't wait for the many years of daddy daughter dances to come. Its a foundation Scott is building for her future husband some day. What an amazing guy he's going to have to be:)