Single Woman Shares Wedding Dance With Dying Father

Single Woman Shares Wedding Dance With Dying Father

It’s never easy to say goodbye to a family member or loved one. It’s even harder when that special person is your own father. In 2015, Meredith Parnell was faced with the reality that her dad was not going to be around much longer.


For 12 years, her father Lynn has been battling cancer and the battle was nearing the end. Meredith was devastated to know that her father wasn’t going to be her side for so many special moments in her life. One of the thoughts that kept coming to mind was that her dad would not dance with her on her wedding day. Even though Meredith was single and not dating anyone, she decided to do make sure she captured this moment.

That’s when she enlisted the help of a friend who owned a bridal shop and Meredith borrowed a wedding dress and veil. Her father rested all day and when Meredith walked into her parent’s living room, the tears just started flooding. With all the strength he could muster, Lynn stood up and danced with his daughter to John Mayer’s song ‘Daughters.’

The entire dance was captured on camera. Two days after this was filmed, Meredith’s father passed away. But now, three years later, Meredith just celebrated one of the happiest days of her life when she got married. At the reception, this emotional video was played and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place. What a beautiful memory that will truly be cherished for a lifetime.

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