Thursday, June 07, 2012

Butterfly Kisses

Since first hearing this Bob Carlisle song n 1996, Brian loved singing it to and with Carrie. It has been their special thing her whole life. She always said it would be the song for the father-daughter dance at her wedding.

When she began to plan her wedding for real, she looked through other songs, but always came back to "Butterfly Kisses." So, she bought it, edited it, and had it ready for that once-in-a-lifetime moment.

 Unbeknownst to her, Brian set up a time with JP Pruett (thanks JP) at church to record the song himself. Only four or five people knew in advance about the change. Carrie has so carefully controlled every element of the wedding that she didn't even suspect any subterfuge. As the song began, Carrie joined her Daddy on the dance floor, fully expecting him to be a weeping mess. Then the vocals began. First startled, Carrie quickly realized the switch and, after pointing a finger at Dewey Harris (who had the idea to begin with), she slapped her Daddy's arm and continued to dance. She even sang along...for a moment. At the verse where the lyrics talk about the wedding day, Carrie teared up, and as her tears fell, everyone in the room began to follow suit.

Sweet, precious moment.

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