Shannon waited many years for the right man to come along. When she met Don, it was love at first sight and an immediate bond with his two sons. When the couple couple got engaged, Shannon looked forward to being walked down the aisle by her dad and sharing the first dance during the reception, which is often one of the best moments of the occasion.
A short time before the wedding day, doctors discovered Shannon’s father had cancer. He became very ill and died a few weeks later. She was heartbroken that her dad would not see her get married, but Don had a secret plan.
The first part was a wonderful dance for the newly formed family. Shannon, Don and his sons did a choreographed routine that delighted the wedding guests. In the second part, Don revealed a t-shirt that had a photo of Shannon’s father. The back of the shirt had the words “Will you dance with me?” printed on it.
Shannon was so surprised and happy, she began to cry. As she and Don danced, the room burst into applause and everyone shed tears. Don’s beautiful gift to Shannon is proof of the power of love.