Well, I've got something to give away folks. This is no ordinary give away. This is hopefully a once in a lifetime deal.
I'm giving away my daughter.
I'll be out of here for the next 5 days as I travel to Columbus, Ohio for Maddie's wedding.
Not quite sure I'm ready for this, but then, I doubt few fathers ever are. She's been my little girl for so long I'm not sure that I can deal with handing her over to some other guy.
These are the way's I'd always like to remember her, as my little girl, or as that wonderful young lady in highschool.
Now, suddenly, I get this:
How did I go from a guy with a wife and kids at home to someone with two married kids?
And, since she'll have two step sons, all of the sudden I have 3 grandchildren? I'm not old enough for that.
I think about all the responsibility that comes with being married, and want to think she's not old enough, or ready enough for it, and maybe she should wait a year, or two, or 27, and come back here and be daddy's little girl again.
I know she's ready, but that doesn't mean I want her to be. I know if I accept that she's ready to be married I have to admit that she's all grown up, and not the cute little kid in the leotards anymore. And I'm not sure I'm ready for that.
I do know one thing, though. She may be turning into Mrs. Marshall Blake here in a few days, but she'll always be my little girl.
Good luck Maddie and Marshall.