Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Dads


I was so proud of this dad today! I am so hopeful that our country and the world will come together and unite in peaceful ways. I am so proud to be an American today. I love this picture of President Obama as he embraces his sweet daughter. This day was bittersweet for me, as my dad loved President Obama and really wanted him to win the election, but didn't think it would happen. As I watched the inauguration with my students today, I found myself longing for my daddy and wanted him to experience in this monumental occassion.


Tomorrow, my sweet dad would have been 62 years old. I miss him so much every single day. I hope and pray that he knows how proud he made me to have him as my dad. Happy Birthday Daddy! I love you!!!

28 comments:

Felicia said...

What a sweet post and tribute to your Dad! ((Hugs))

Kate said...

I do believe our new president is a great dad...we'll see about the rest!! :-)

I am sorry your Dad wasn't here to see his wish come true...but I DO beleive he knows all about it.

Will be thinking of you tomorrow!

With love,

Kate

a Tonggu Momma said...

Missy ~ I'll be thinking of you tomorrow.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I have to admit that today was pretty amazing....even though I did not vote for him....It was incredible to witness this piece of history!!

I know your Dad would be so proud of you girl.....I will be thinking of you and your family tomorrow!! Just know that he is above smiling down on all of you:)

Hugs sweet friend,

Lisa

Sherri said...

He knows Missy....he knows it all.
♥ Have a good day tomorrow. :)

Michelle said...

I truly believe he knows, Missy. I will be thinking about you on his birthday!

BTW, Paige looks so cute in her new glasses. You all made a great choice! Have you heard anything new, or are you in a wait and see mode? I am keeping her in my prayers.

Jboo said...

Such a sweet post! Think it will be nice to have little kids in the White House again!

I'm sure your Dad would be so proud of you and your family! Will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow.

Janet

Mom to the King and Captain said...

I totally agree with you. I'm so happy today. I can also understand about your dad...mine passed away 7 years ago but it still feels like yesterday.

Gail said...

What a beautiful post Missy. I love to see pictures like this too. And your Daddy knows, I'm quite sure... who is the new president.

Sending a big hug,
Gail

Jodee Leader said...

What a sweet post for your Dad. I will also be thinking about you tomorrow!

Kerry said...

I know that your dad is extremely proud of you and knew all too well your love and devotion to him.

I so wish he was here today to see history being made and to spend it with you. I will be thinking of you tomorrow.
love,
Kerry

Heather said...

It is already your daddy's birthday. His wish came true today and I am sure, absolutely sure, he was cheering and rejoicing.

I know that he would be so proud of you Missy. I love to hear about your daddy. Your family has been in my thoughts a lot lately, today will be no different.

Love & Hugs,
Heather

Meredith Teagarden said...

Oh, Missy,

I am so sorry about your sweet daddy. What a tribute to him that you love him so! A good parent hopes to win their child's love and respect. He had yours.

Nicole said...

Your family is in my thoughts today.

Gail said...

Hey there Missy, If you stop by my blog you'll see that I gave you an award...

hugs,
Gail

Colleen said...

Lovely sentiments, Missy.

Rhonda said...

Thanks for leaving the sweet comment on my blog...Your little sister is such a doll-baby! Oh my word, she's gonna put a hurtin' on those boys pretty soon! SHE'S A DOLL! So sorry to read all about the eye probs....you said you were at Vandy's Eye Clinic....I live in Brentwood. Are yall around here? Anyway, I pray for her only the best with resolving this issue. God can heal anything! I'll be praying...

Also, I noticed her is her adorable Matilda Jane...I just ordered a couple of those very pieces, but they are too big, so I'm just going to have to wait about a year to see Macy Li in them....

Well, have a great day!

~Rhonda

Norah said...

Beautiful words. I'll be thinking of you.

The Byrd's Nest said...

I know you all must miss him terribly....love you Missy!

Shawnstribe said...

Missy what a beautiful post.
Your Dad must have been a special man ((HUGS))
xxx
s

Chris and Deb said...

What a sweet post Missy! I am sure your Dad is smiling!

Chris and Deb said...

What a sweet post Missy! I am sure your Dad is smiling today!

Julia said...

Like others, I'm quite certain your dad knows what is going on and knows how much he is missed. Thinking of you on this special day.

Hugs,
Julia

Jennifer said...

What a sweet post. I believe your Dad knows. He is smiling down on you!

Big Hugs my FRIEND.

Jen

Kelly Green said...

I LOVE this post...I too am so excited to see this particular Dad in the White House!!! And...I hope your Father's Birthday was a Day filled with beautiful memories...and him smiling that his family is so amazing. I still feel my Mom at gatherings and know the things she'd be laughing at (or frowning at :).

Hope all is well...been thinking about you all. Maddie keeps wanting to see "Paige the Mouse".

Take care!
Kelly

Super Mommy said...

Missy thinking of you!

rgshrs said...

I love this picture from the Inauguration! Julia and I watched the whole thing on TV and I had tears in my eyes for much of it!

I can imagine how much you were thinking of your Dad and I have no doubt he knows it all. Hugs to you my friend!

Joe and Jane said...

Wonderful tribute to your father. Happy birthday to him and I'm glad that the inauguration was able to being such meaning to your life!