I haven't been around much recently, partly because of work but mainly because Hannah is getting married in August. Of course we're all delighted for her and her intended and we're already hard at work sorting out the wedding and the reception and it should be a truly wonderful day for both of them. However, something's come up and I could use some impartial advice so I thought I'd ask my fellow Nutters what they think.
Here's the problem. As many of you know Hannah is my step-daughter rather than my biological child but she's asked me to give her away and when I suggested her dad should do it she wouldn't even discuss it. Don't get me wrong, I'm honoured to be asked but it's already causing massive friction amongst both Wendy's family and Jason's (her ex), many of whom are still in touch with and quite close to the girls. As to Jason himself he's putting a brave face on things but he's clearly hurt and I can't honestly blame him.
I don't want Hannah to make a decision that she will regret later and I honestly feel that alienating her aunts, uncles and grandparents from her father's side is such a decision. Wendy agrees with me in that it would be better if Hannah could see her way clear to changing her mind on this but frankly neither of us hold out much hope given she comes by her stubborn streak honestly.
I could really do with some help here guys, I love Hannah to bits and I want her to have a perfect wedding day but I fear she'll come to regret her current stance. Any ideas on some sort of compromise?