My first dance with my dad was on my wedding day. I'm not sure our feet ever moved. Instead, we awkwardly held onto each other and swayed ever so stiffly. As special as it was, I wish we had shared more moments on the dance floor. My dad is gone but his namesake, our daughter Samantha, has a lifetime to dance with her daddy.
Over Father's Day weekend they attended the annual Daddy Daughter Dance at the Midlothian Conference Center. The dance is an annual event and tickets sell out fast. At $30 per couple, its a splurge worth saving up for.
This year's theme was "A Night under The Big Top." As expected, daughters of all ages took over the dance floor and chased each other from game to game. Some in curls and and bows. Others in ponytails and sneakers. Each girl had her own style and every girl was all smiles.
The whimsical details were designed for the girls in mind but their dads had a blast too. They wolfed down pizza and guzzled sweet tea like any man. They dominated the dance floor during the Chicken Dance and the Limbo. And each one had a sparkle in his eye for his daughter.
Midlothian has some precious men who are raising a generation of confident, well-loved little girls. I'm thankful for the staff at the Midlothian Conference Center for cherishing our dancing daddy's and daughters.
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