Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Dancing with Cinderella

About a week ago, I attended a Father/Daughter ball with my daughter.

We went to dinner, talked, sang to songs while driving in the car, and then had our picture taken and danced for a couple of hours that evening.

A song came on that I'd heard a few times before, but watching the differing ages in the girls dancing with their fathers, it really hit home to me.

The song is called "Cinderella" sung by Stephen Curtis Chapman. Here's the words:

She spins and she sways to whatever song plays
Without a care in the world.
And I'm sitting here wearing the weight of the world on my shoulders.
It's been a long day and there's still work to do
She's pulling at me saying "Dad, I need you"
"There's a ball at the castle, and I've been invited"
"And I need to practice my dancing"
"Please, daddy please"

So I'll dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
Cause I know something the Prince never knew
Oh I'll dance with Cinderella
I don't want to miss even one song
Cause all too soon, the clock will strike midnight
And she'll be gone.

She says he's a nice guy, and I'll be impressed
She wants to know if I approve of the dress
She says "Dad the prom is just one week away"
"And I need to practice my dancing"
"Please, daddy please"

So I'll dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
Cause I know something the Prince never knew
I'll dance with Cinderella
I don't want to miss even one song
For all too soon, the clock will strike midnight
And she'll be gone

Well she came home today
With a ring on her hand
Just glowing and telling us all they have planned
She says "Dad, the wedding's still six months away"
"And I need to practice my dancing"
"So please, daddy please"

And I'll dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
Cause I know something the Prince never knew
Oh, I'll dance with Cinderella
I don't want to miss even one song
For all too soon, the clock will strike midnight
And she'll be gone.


They grow up so fast, and we have them for such a short time. I'm cherishing these small times when I can make her feel like the center of my world. I hope that with everything that's happening, and all that has gone on before that the teachings and lessons I've given will be enough.

My hope and prayer is that I'll have many more dances with my Cinderella before she's gone.

3 comments:

Brad said...

I hear ya. I've already begun practicing my shotgun skills for Sophia's prom night.

Diesel said...

Jeez, you're making me weepy over here. My daughter always wants to dance with me, but her idea of dancing music is My Chemical Romance. It gets very tiring.

Dana said...

Absolutely wonderful song - one of my favorites! Glad you had a good time at the "prom"