In 2 weeks and 2 days, my eldest daughter will be getting married.
Now all marriages will and should be an occasion for joy, merriment, commitment and love. My daughter has all these qualities and more in abundance.
She’s also incredibly beautiful.
So what does this mean for me?
Well it kind of suggests that I am moving along the conveyor belt of life. It also means that I will be given the appendage of an ‘in-law’. It also means that I will have a Son in-law; I don’t have a son, but her fiancé, despite being a Liverpool FC fan, is truly a wonderful guy in the traditional sense.
It also means that I must make a key-note speech at the wedding reception without screwing up.
3 out of 4 of her grandparents have since passed away, one sadly relatively recent, and as such, only her Grandfather on her mother’s side will be there to witness his grand daughters’ fairytale day.
During a time when relationships are becoming increasingly under pressure for all the reasons that are obvious, these two people have also been through unrelenting and at times unjustified pressure, but have come out the other side with smiles and positive optimism for the future; how have they done that?
Well as my daughter would say, “IT’S A PARTNERSHIP Poppa”.
Yes for sure it is precisely that.
You can read all about my daughter @kylafrye in this magazine or follow her on Twitter.
2 weeks and 2 days and counting… from a proud Poppa.