Friday, October 23, 2009

"I Loved Her First"

Look at the two of you dancing that way
Lost in the moment and each others' face
So much in love, you're alone in this place
like there's nobody else in the world

I was enough for her not long ago.
I was her number one. She told me so.
And she still means the world to me-just so you know.
So be careful when you hold my girl.
Time changes everything.
Life must go on.
And I'm not gonna stand in your way.

I loved her first.

I held her first.

And a place in my heart will always be hers.

From the first breath she breathed

When she first smiled at me

I knew the love of a father runs deep

And I prayed that she'd find you someday

But it's still hard to give her away

I loved her first-
(father-daughter dance)

How could that beautiful woman with you
Be the same freckle faced kid that I knew
The one that I read all those fairytales to
and tucked into bed all those nights?
And I knew the first time I saw you with her
It was only a matter of time.
I loved her first
I held her first
And a place in my heart will always be hers
From the first breath she breathed
When she first smiled at me
I knew the love of a father runs deep
I loved her first.

Someday you might know what I'm going through
When a miracle smiles up at you
We loved her first-song by Heartland
My niece, Kelsey Lee Childress, and Travis Lee Miller were married on October 10, 2009 at Praire Hills Covenant Church in Sioux Falls, SD-I had the honor of singing, "Love Will Be Our Home". God Bless you Always!!!


Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

Beautiful collage of love here, Carol ...

Diane said...

Loved seeing the photos and the song went along so well. You always match up the photos and songs so well. Thanks for sharing!

Annie said...

What a beautiful way of celebrating another journey in your daughter's life! Loved all the pictures.

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

What a beautiful song! Sending happy prayers for the newlyweds!

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purejoy said...

okay, i'm bawling. you visited my blog (thank you) and you are a follower (wow on that, i'm so honored) and then i jump over to your blog and see you are a jonah prayer warrior and then this about this sweet wedding. i cried.
one day i will have to let go of my daughter. . . (and son for that matter) and while i know it's what God calls us to do (raise them and let them go) it's still so hard. she's a freshman this year, and while the parting was not as bad as i thought, it has been an adjustment to empty nesthood.

i loved her first… indeed. what a lovely post.