In his father-of-the-bride speech at the reception, Eric Lane spoke about sitting by his daughter’s hospital bed following a horrible accident. The video has been viewed over 3 million times on TikTok alone!
“I am Eric Lane, the groom’s father,” he introduces himself.
Audra, his daughter, recently married Chad in Indiana. A moving anecdote was also shared about Eric’s daughter’s triumph.
“If you didn’t know, she had a really bad accident in 2008 and spent eight days in the Riley Hospital ICU,” her father explained. “She had a laundry list of ailments, and I won’t go through them all, but one of them was a broken collar bone, which was probably the least of them.”
“At the time, she had a chest tube stuck in her lungs, and we found out that if old dad put his hand on her heart, it relieved enough pressure for her to be comfortable and rest,” Eric explained. So I just sat there with my palm on her heart for a few hours, relieving the pressure and allowing the chest tube to not press against her collarbone.”
As Eric concludes his father of the bride speech, he describes how this anecdote illustrates his marriage advice for the wedding couple.
“Now it’s your turn, Chad. You have the opportunity to place your hand on her heart,” Eric said. “I thought it was a great metaphor for what you’re going to be doing now, taking care of her heart. She won’t be able to outlove you, and you won’t be able to outlove her. You can only adore each other.”
What a beautiful message of love from a father to his daughter! That this was a tearjerker at the wedding is no surprise! God bless this young couple and their marriage.