“I want to keep her a little girl forever” Kirk Franklin’s emotional message to his daughter about letting go as she gets married (photos)

American gospel artist, Kirk Franklin gave away his daughter’s hand in marriage, yesterday , October 1.

The 46-year-old singer took to his to Instagram page to pour out his heart as his daughter becomes another man’s wife.

He wrote: “She’s getting married today…..and I’ve spent an hour and a half rewriting this. Crying, smiling, and preparing to let go, ….of my little girl. I will walk her down the isle, then I will officiate the wedding. Why? Because I’m selfish, for my little girl. And she asked her daddy to! How could I say no?! I pray I don’t make a fool of myself and cry more than I speak.
God, it’s so hard to release her. If I could I would keep her a little girl, FOREVER. Selfish, I know. But at this moment, I want to be. I want to go go- kart riding, jet skiing, middle school basketball games, movies over and over again….just me and her. This is hard as Hell. She has no idea, cause she’s not a daddy. I am. A proud one. I hope I was a good one. I’m sorry for that one spanking you got that killed me more than it did you! I’m proud and love your future husband. Jealous, but proud. He comes first now. I’ll have to get use to that, cause I’m selfish, for you.
Only pictures get stuck in time, not people. They grow, and need to be let go…. I’m going to try really hard,…but please, when I see you with your new life, let me hold you every now and then, and pretend….that I’m never letting go. Forever daddy’s girl.
A girl’s daddy.”

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The couple
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  1. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaooooooooooooooo

    *wipe tears*

    This is soooooooooooooooooooooo touching.

    Am so thrilled

    It is not easy most especially when the "bride" in question is Dad's girl.

    May God bless the union, amen.

    Congratulations to the couple

    *shines teeth

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