After Losing Her Father, Her Family Stepped up to Dance with Her at Her Wedding. {Video}

Via Amy Cushing
on Nov 25, 2013
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Andrea Stocking lost her father, Mark, to pancreatic cancer months before her wedding.

Determined to fill the emptiness left by his passing, her brother Nick Middleton planned a beautiful moment for the traditional father/daughter dance. He recorded a rendition of “Butterfly Kisses,” the same song Andrea’s father and her sister Kristen had danced to at Kristen’s wedding years earlier.

As the song began to play, members of Andrea’s family stepped up to dance with her: first her grandfather, next her brother Luke, followed by her brother Nick and then her father-in-law Scott.

It’s an incredibly touching display of love and the everlasting support of family.

It’s doubtful a dry eye will be left after viewing this amazing piece, so I must add a heartwarming tissue alert:


Here is a follow-up to the family since the video was posted. Andrea and her husband, Luke Stocking, are expecting their first child.

“I sustain myself with the love of family.” ~ Maya Angelou

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About Amy Cushing

Amy Cushing is a stay-at-home mom and E-RYT® 200 certified yoga teacher pursuing her passion for writing. When she’s not chasing around two small tots, she can be found lost in a good book, cherishing quality time with her husband or having a much-needed laugh with her girlfriends. She’s on a mission to find simplicity in life so she can spend less time pulling out her hair and more time appreciating those who matter most. She loves yoga and music and has been known to bust out a mean rendition of Itsy Bitsy Spider in times of chaos. She holds a B.S. in Political Science and an M.A. in English from Northern Arizona University. Connect with Amy on Facebook or Twitter.


3 Responses to “After Losing Her Father, Her Family Stepped up to Dance with Her at Her Wedding. {Video}”

  1. @laurakutney says:

    Wow! I am crying now. What a beautiful story. I can't imagine the flood of emotions that she felt during that dance. Anyone who has lost their father, as I have, or anyone for that matter is sure to relate. This was surely the most precious gift that she got on her wedding day. Thank you so much for telling it here.

  2. @amydcushing says:

    I'm so sorry to hear you've lost your father, Laura. Thank you for sharing your kind words.

  3. tinctoria says:

    Oh my gosh!!! The tears!!! Warning: Don't watch at your work desk…your coworkers will look at you weird.