La fille du Papa

30-DAY BLOGGING CHALLENGE
DAY 12: A SONG THAT YOU WANT PLAYED AT YOUR WEDDING

Today’s challenge is very timely since I’m getting married next year; however, I have not gotten past this in my wedding checklist. As I’ve written in our wedding site, we’ve only done reservations to the three major suppliers for our wedding—the ceremony venue, reception venue (catering inclusive), and the photographers/videographers. During most of my free time, I’d listen to songs that can be my potential bridal march, but to this day, I have not found it (perhaps you have something in mind?). Since it didn’t explicitly say that the song means my bridal march (although it seems to me that this is what the challenge implies), I’ll give you the best answer I could give at the moment.

If I’m not mistaken, I first heard this song in high school. Perhaps I heard it on the radio or somewhere else, I don’t really remember where. I loved the lyrics of this song the first time, thus, even as a teenager then, I knew this should be played in my wedding. The song I’m talking about is Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle.

There’s two things I know for sure
She was sent here from heaven
And she’s daddy’s little girl
As I drop to my knees by her bed at night
She talks to Jesus and I close my eyes
And I thank God for all of the joy in my life
Oh but most of all

For butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer
Stickin’ little white flowers all up in her hair
Walk beside the pony daddy it’s my first ride
I know the cake looks funny daddy but I sure tried

Oh with all that I’ve done wrong
I must have done something right
To deserve a hug every mornin’
And butterfly kisses at night

Sweet 16 today
She’s lookin’ like her mama a little more every day
One part woman the other part girl
To perfume and make up from ribbons and curls
Trying her wings out in a great big world
But I remember

Butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer
Stickin’ little white flowers all up in her hair
You know how much I love you daddy
But if you don’t mind
I’m only gonna kiss you on the check this time

Oh with all that I’ve done wrong
I must have done something right
To deserve her love every mornin’
And butterfly kisses at night

All the precious time
Like the wind the years go by
Precious butterfly
Spread your wings and fly

She’ll change her name today
She’ll make a promise and I’ll give her aways
Standing in the bride room just staring at her
She asked me what I’m thinkin’
And I said I’m not sure
I just feel like I’m loosin’ my baby girl
And she leaned over

Gave me butterfly kisses with her mama there
Stickin’ little white flowers all up in her hair
Walk me down the isle daddy
It’s just about time
Does my wedding gown look pretty daddy?
Daddy’s don’t cry

Oh with all that I’ve done wrong
I must have done something right
To deserve her love every mornin’
And butterfly kisses

I couldn’t ask God for more than this is what love is
I know I’ve got to let her go but I’ll always remember
Every hug in the mornin’ and butterfly kisses

This would definitely be our song for the Father-Daughter dance at the reception. Incidentally, we are having a butterfly-themed wedding, thus making it more appropriate for the occasion. I love how the song tells a story about a typical father and daughter, and how things between them change as the latter progresses in life. Just thinking of dancing with my father to this song brings me to tears. I have a strong feeling our wedding will be a very emotional one, most especially in my side of the family. Don’t you agree with me?

6 thoughts on “La fille du Papa

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