I’m referring to this story about a father, who is dying of pancreatic cancer; he composed an entire mock wedding ceremony in order to walk his 11-year-old daughter down the aisle before he died. The love here, obviously, is heartwarming, and the sentiment behind wanting to give his daughter an everlasting memory built on love is sweet. BUT, does no one else think this is kind of strange? What if she never actually does get married–how will this make her feel about herself? Doesn’t this kind of imply that she will get and should get married some day? Why do we glorify marriage for little girls so much? Why do we glorify marriage so much? Do women who don’t get married end up disappointing their fathers? Yikes.