Now that I am 4 plus years into being a dad, I truly have a different perspective about being a wedding videographer. I’ve talked about this before, but the father/daughter dance gets me in my gizzard every. single. time! I can’t help but think of my sweet little 4 year old Ruby while watching other dads struggle through that monumental time with his once little girl. Honestly, I am not looking forward to that moment for myself and my daughter…I won’t be able to handle it!
Lori and I are often taken aback on how fast time flies; which is usually followed by a huge punch to the gut with guilt…Am I doing enough to fill my kid’s love cup? Are my kids going to survive my weird antics? Will they want to hang out with me and Lori when they’re teenagers? Are they following Jesus? You know, most of the regular questions parents ask one another.
With all that being said, this past weekend I experienced my first encounter of missing a big moment of little Ruby’s life…Her dance recital! As most other wedding vendors know, wedding season weekends are tied up with other families; sharing in their big day. It’s a true honor to be a part of those times with our clients, but it was a bit of a downer that I had to miss sweet Ruby’s dance recital. Thank goodness for dress rehearsals! Hopefully next year I will be a better scheduler!
Below is a short clip of Ruby’s big moment on stage.
Ruby’s Dance Recital 2016 from NiLo Production Co. on Vimeo.