Harry smiled sadly at the dance floor where a gorgeous girl in her early twenties was dancing slowly with her new husband. She looked more radiant than he had seen her in her entire life. She was in a floor length, simple white silk gown. It was slightly low-cut, but not overly revealing. There was a long sheer cape connected at the shoulders of her thick straps. Her waist length raven hair was loosely curled around her porcelain face. Her piercing emerald green eyes, his eyes, his mother's eyes, sparkled brilliantly with joy.

Look at the two of you dancing that way
Lost in the moment and each others face
So much in love your alone in this place
Like there's nobody else in the world

Ginny slid her hand into her husbands. "She looks so grown up."

"She's still my baby," Harry muttered tears streaming silently down his face. "Emmy will always be my baby." He looked over to his wife of 25 years. "Gin, I'm not sure I'm ready to let my baby go."

I was enough for her not long ago
I was her number one
She told me so
And she still means the world to me
Just so you know
So be careful when you hold my girl
Time changes everything
Life must go on
And I'm not gonna stand in your way

"Daddy," Emmy asked stepping in front of her parents, "are you ready to dance?"

"Of course, my favorite daughter."

She giggled as he led her out to the floor. "Daddy, I'm your only daughter."

He smiled lovingly at her. "Minor technicality. You look beautiful, Emmy."

"Daddy, nobody calls me 'Emmy' any more."

"You'll always be Emmy to me, baby doll."

But I loved her first and I held her first
And a place in my heart will always be hers
From the first breath she breathed
When she first smiled at me
I knew the love of a father runs deep
And I prayed that she'd find you someday
But it still hard to give her away
I loved her first

"So, what are you called now? Emmeline Thomas?"

How could that beautiful women with you
Be the same freckle face kid that I knew
The one that I read all those fairy tales to
And tucked into bed all those nights
And I knew the first time I saw you with her
It was only a matter of time

"Actually, I'm keeping Potter as my surname, and that's the name my children will bear."

"Why?" Harry asked confused.

"I love Josh, and I have nothing against him. But think of all that our family has always been through. I'm your only child, and I want the Potter legacy to continue.

"Our family has played such big roles throughout all of wizarding history. You and Mum did so much during the second war. Grandma Lily and Grandpa James gave their lives in the first war. I love being a Potter. I love knowing that I can make a difference in the world the way the rest of the Potter's have. I want our name to continue. Josh has nephews already carrying on the Thomas name. I don't want the Potter name to end with me." She smiled up at her father. "That is why I will always carry my full name proudly: Emmeline Evans Potter. And to answer your earlier question, most people call me 'Lily' now. After Grandma. I went by Emmy for a long time, but…" she shrugged.

"But what?" he prodded.

"Everyone who knew Grandma Lily always slip up and call me Lily anyway. It's just easier this way."

"You'll always be my Emmy."

But I loved her first and I held her first
And a place in my heart will always be hers
From the first breath she breathed
When she first smiled at me
I knew the love of a father runs deep
And I prayed that she'd find you someday
But its still hard to give her away
I loved her first

The song ended. Emmeline smiled and hugged her father tightly. "I will always be your baby girl," she whispered holding him close. "That will never change."

Harry kissed his daughter on the forehead then returned to his wife. "My baby has grown up," he admitted finally.

Ginny kissed his cheek. "Yes, she has. Quite beautifully."

From the first breath she breathed
When she first smiled at me
I knew the love of a father runs deep
Someday you might know what I'm going through
When a miracle smiles up at you
I loved her first

Harry watched as she ran back to her husband. Yes, it was the right time to let her go, though he would always love her first.