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This Father Set Aside Tradition To Honor His Tomboy Daughter On Her Wedding Day

Not all family traditions are one size fits all.

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Jim Mickunas couldn't imagine doing a traditional father/daughter dance at his daughter's wedding. Knowing that his little girl who grew up preferring sports to dressing up, he had something a little more "them" in mind.

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Jim explains: "My daughter has always found her own path. She played Flag football at 6. She hated wearing dresses. She wore a tuxedo to her first communion. She lettered in Soccer and Track. She then became an Engineer for the largest automaker in the world when she was 22. I could not imagine having a traditional/father daughter dance with her. That is not what we were or are...So I came up with this. She had no idea!"

It started off like any other father/daughter dance, to the tune of Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World."

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Then Jim abruptly stopped the music and surprised his daughter (and everyone else) by bringing out a pair of baseball gloves!

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Immediately, the bride's face lit up and the crowd cheered as she played a spirited game of catch with her dad to John Fogerty's "Centerfield."

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Not all family traditions are one size fits all.

Jim had one more surprise in store, as he passed his glove off to his new son-in-law.

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"She has somebody new to play catch with now."

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