“The next morning, though I was states away, he was waiting in visitation for me in the hospital. I saw the pain in his eyes. When it would have been easy to notice only the illness, he saw me. Even in the darkness, he had hope.”
“My dad anxiously waited to hear. My mom, sisters, and I said the words: ‘I love you.’ Words he never heard his children say. But my dad broke down and cried. He cried, because he COULDN’T hear.”
“I couldn’t keep it together to talk on the phone. This is a very difficult and dark time, but I know how you feel about love. We are throwing this plan together really fast. We don’t know how long we have.”
“My name is Dave West and I’m Kaley’s dad, and I love her very much. 1,800 times worth,” the voice of their late father can be heard at the beginning of the song.
“Two days prior to the wedding, the doctors told us it would be best for him to stay in the hospital to heal. It crushed all of us. My dad has dreamt of the day he would be able to walk one of his daughters down the aisle in his barn.”
“He held me in his arms and told me how beautiful I was, and I got to see the pride and the joy in his eyes to be dancing with me, all dressed in white.”
“My dad would always remind me I would be ‘his little girl.’ I never knew how much that meant until I sat beside him in a hospital bed.”