Grandaughter - Papaw & Brother - Sister dance?
I'm in a bit of a pickle. My Dad passed away in June 2013 and my wedding is this coming October. Therefore, its still pretty fresh for just about.. well.. everyone in our family. Even my fiance sometimes gets upset just thinking about my Dad not being able to be present. However, the date was set, the deposits were down.. we really didn't want to push it back because Dad wouldn't have wanted us to.
SO. Naturally, I had to find someone to give me away. Well, I have a little brother, and he specifically asked if he could do the honor of standing in Dad's place and walking me down the aisle. My brother and I are two years apart, we are very close, and always have been. He's actually going to be my Man of Honor as well, because well honestly - there isn't a woman in the world that compares to him. My brother and I are sharing an appropriate 'giving away' dance at the wedding. I have been considering 'In My Life', the covered version by Ozzy Osbourne. The only music taste he and I both share is for classic rock. Except every song I have come up with he decides he doesn't like. We are both so picky and want this to be perfect, because for us, when you really think about it, it is an ode to our Dad. At least, that's what we'll be thinking and talking about the whole time we are dancing. That's just.. how we are.
My Papaw, my Dad's father, has been such an important part of my life. He was the first person to hold me after my Mom & Dad, the first person to ever show me so many things in life. And without my Dad, I have turned to him for everything. Car trouble, advice, just anything I need. I was originally going to ask him to walk me down the aisle, but after hearing from family members that at my Aunt's wedding he broke down going down the aisle, I knew that standing in his deceased son's place was not a good idea. So, since my brother specifically requested the position, I decided we would forgo it and instead I would surprise him with a dance at the reception. I feel bad for mentioning that he needed to think about whether or not he would be able to walk me down the aisle and by the time he told me he would do whatever I wanted him to, I had already told my brother he could. So, a little surprise is in order.
There is not a song on any list, in any google search, no where that I have found, that truly speaks for how I feel. As well as doesn't talk about a boy! There are plenty of songs about a grandpa or grandfather, but it talks about him saying 'atta boy' or something about a grandson, the list goes on. Also, please do not recommend 'Grandpa' by The Judds. I've heard the song, but my Grandpa is not really old timey. He wouldn't be telling me about the good ol' days. It's a little too... dated.. for us. I'm also not really looking for a generic song that just ANYONE can dance to, like 'The Way you Look Tonight' or 'What a Wonderful World' or 'My Wish' (ten times overused.. sorry to any brides who are using that). Oh & keep in mind that he has been having a very hard time with my Dad's death. My Dad was their firstborn, their first son, and he was basically my Dad's best friend. They talked everyday without fail, even worked together for many years. So, something like 'Dance with my Father Again' won't work, because my Papaw will simply cry the whole time and this is supposed to be joyous, not sad.
Besides classic rock, I personally am really into country music (so is my Papaw), so any country songs that you could think of would be wonderfully appreciated as well!
I am sorry for being so picky, but after you've read through all that, if you still have patience enough with me to help, I would SO appreciate it!