This is my father in law and I … dancing at my wedding.
Was a crazy day … special beyond words. One thing I’m grateful for (and there are many) is how I’ve been able to grow a solid relationship with him. Push through some cultural differences but more importantly, find the awesome commonalities. He’s a great a father … and so am I ✊ here’s to the new generations we will influence … here’s to us pushing through our differences to find the beauty in the MANY things we have in common.
So here’s how this moment happened, because trust me on one thing, this dance moment at our wedding was not planned AT ALL. I got asked if I wanted to be apart of the dance ceremony. Me being me, not wanting to miss out OR chicken out, I was all in of course.
So here I am in our grandmothers hut, being told to be strip down to my underwear. Im like, huh … ok. Next thing I know gogo is on the floor getting me dressed in all sorts of beautiful elements she made herself for me, for this day. Was beyond special.
Next thing I know, I’m dressed up, and as I walk out there are literally 100s of people waiting for me and we go straight into it. No rehearsal, no teaching of a certain step or ANYTHING. Im straight papa.
To be honest with you guys I had no idea what I was doing, but I most def didn’t wanna miss out, also I was super curious to learn and be apart.
I guess this the real reason I wanted to write about this. We in South Africa are often caught up in our differences, when in actual fact I think all we need is just a little interest in one another, learn about one another, care for one another, and take action with one another.
Just put on the other persons differences and live in the moment with them. Put on the attire, and dance.