|I've been so fortunate and lucky to live my life all of these years with family by my side. I've been blessed with time and the opportunity to spend my holidays and events in my life with the people I love. I realise that now everyone gets that opportunity and as our proper wedding approaches, the fact that you no longer have your father to share in that moment hits home. I can't replace him and no matter how much I wish I could have met him and thanked him for raising his wonderful, brilliant daughter to be the woman she is today, I can only honour his name and memory for you.
Since he won't be there to walk you down the aisle and see and share in the enjoyment that both of our families will have, I'm going to at the very least do everything I can to keep his name alive. I've teamed up with Guildhall School to donate money for a scholarship in his name that will help students from single parent households. I've been trying to think of a way to express just how much gratitude I have for your family and even though you lost him too soon, he has clearly had an impact and the most amazing influence on you. I can only hope that I'll be half the father he was.