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Thread: I blew it, I can't walk my daughter down the aisle tomorrow......

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    I know Bill has had similar feelings Tim - we have 3 girls who will in all likely hood be taking that walk someday soon ! Try not to dwell - no doubt she's just happy you're there and part of her big day whatever form that takes - let it be - seize the moment and enjoy it ! Mazel tov to you all !!

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    ETA - by the way you "blew" absolutely nothing and I'm pretty sure your daughter would feel a little sad that you think that ! I wanted to change your thread title soooo bad - silly goose !
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    I think any normal father would be feeling inadequate, "Am I good enough? Did I do everything right?" nevermind the chair.

    You did not fail. Medicine has failed you and all of us.

    If I were your daughter I'd rather have my dad there no matter what, then not there at all.

    There's nothing wrong with mingling and telling the truth - that you wish you could have walked her down the aisle. If your invited friends/family can't understand that - then phooey on them.

    Enjoy the day!
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    My husband just had to do this last year for our daughter. With his power chair he drove with his right and held her hand with his left. Wheeled in nice and gently and then wham...somehow bumped it up into third gear and dragged our daughter down the isle. Everyone got a laugh. He was able to (with my assistance) stand ang give her a kiss so it kinda looked like a big family group hug/kiss. Your daughter I a sure is just like ours and just having you there able to participate any way you can is worth the world to her. Congratulations to your family.

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    When I woke up I thought about you Tim. I hope some of our sincere cheerleading
    helped a little and that you are having a great day.
    You will be escorting your daughter down the aisle just like any other dad.

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    Congrats to you both....Sounds like in all the ways it really matters you are able to be her dad, and yes SCI and all the things it robs you of sucks...Important thing is you are there. Thanks for sharing

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    Besides, you're probably footing some of the bill! lol
    Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

    T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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    Facing same dilema in April, my daughter is having a harder time dealing with the daughter/dad dance than the walk down the isle, she is just thankful that my son and I survived our accident. I think I had a harder time getting over not being able to teach her how to drive though. Just happens that the song "Drive" by Alan Jackson came out right after our accident, kinda bad timing, but I like the song. Your day will be just fine Tim.

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    I hope you don't mind me resurrecting this thread Tim.
    How was the wedding?

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    Good question...I was wondering the same thing.

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