Not much was said but sniffing of silent tears and “I can’t believe it” or “It happened” in soft tones.
Then Carole left and it was just my dad and me and he said, “Kurt, kiddo, I’m so happy for you. I’m so proud of you. You know your Mom is there with you. She’s with you now, she’s with me, she was in that Senate Chamber.”
And I cried more and said, “I know, Daddy, I know. I don’t know exactly how we’re doing all this, but please walk me down the aisle.”
And for the first time in years, I heard my Dad actually cry.