Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Before I forget

No pics tonight, but I had to write some things that happened last night that I never want to forget. We went to see the Jonas Brothers. It was Paige's first concert and she had no idea what to expect. Once they came out, she and her bestie kept screaming, "We love you, Nick". Too cute. Then one of the Jo Bros (not sure which) played a song about having type 1 diabetes...it was fairly quiet and no one was screaming...all of the sudden Paige and Olivia scream out, in unison, "Stay Strong, Nick!!!" Olivia's mom is my dear friend and went with us and nudged me and we had to turn our heads so we wouldn't laugh. OH.THE.DRAMA! :)

During the performance, the Jo Bros played "Brown Eyed Girl". That was my dad and Paige's song. When she was little, he would pick her up and dance with her and sing that song. That song was played during his funeral in honor of their special relationship. Once the song started playing, Olivia said, "Oh, Paige your dad is wishing you a Happy Birthday". Paige's face dropped into her hands and she began sobbing uncontrollably. I grabbed her and put her on my lap and hugged and loved on her. She put her head on my shoulder and as tears streamed down her face she said that she missed her dada. It was such an emotional moment. While it was tough for her she later said, "Dada shows up in the most crazy places. He is so silly" and had the biggest smile on her face. I agree, he shows up all the time, when we are least expecting it.

16 comments:

rgshrs said...

I couldn't read that without tears streaming down my face! Your Dad is certainly watching out for both of his girls. No doubt in my mind. Sorry he caught Paige off guard but sounds like you both handled it pretty well. I'm glad he got the chance to let you know he was thinking of you both. ;)

And so glad you had fun!! I can just picture the girls screaming! LOL

Colleen said...

Sounds like the perfect concert for a birthday girl! Even the song, which brought out such emotion, was a gift.

(No worries; I've been terrible at commenting too. LOL!)

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, Missy. Memories were created last night... in more ways than one. Hugs to you and your gal.

Jodee Leader said...

What a special night for both of you! You have such big hearts!

Marla said...

What an awesome night! You and Paige are such awesome people, God takes care of his own.

Jboo said...

Oh wow -- what an evening! That is so special!

Janet

day by day said...

Oh, Missy.....what a special night for you and Paige.

What a touching story about the song....sweet Paige!!

I am glad you both had a fun time at the concert!!

Have a great day, my friend!! : )

kerri said...

Yes, he is watching over you, always...

So glad the concert was a hit and you all enjoyed yourselves!

Sherri said...

He's always there, but isn't it hard sometimes when he shows up when you are least expecting it! Poor Paige....I can't believe she had to feel that heavy grieving during her fun night out.
Other than that part, I'm glad you had a fun time and I wish I could have seen you guys rockin' out with the Jonas Bros!!!

Michelle said...

What a night!! Both fun and full of emotion. It's great you and Paige were able to have such a great sisterly bonding night. (Is it sad that I'm 38 and think that Joe Jonas is totally cute? Yes, yes, VERY sad!! LOL).

I know personally that memories of my father have a way to hit me out of nowhere. So sorry to hear that their special song hit Paige hard. To steal a line from two besties... "Stay strong, Paige. Stay strong!"

Also, on another topic, I'm so glad to read that your photography business is going well. YAY!! How wonderful!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

He is with you everywhere, isn't he......I can only imagine the emotion that Paige felt. Just reading this made my eyes well up!!

I am glad that you all had a great time.....I am thinking that this was the first of many concerts for Paige:)

Happy Weekend!!

Lisa

Norah said...

That made me tear up. She is the sweetest girl in the world.

3 Peanuts said...

Oh Missy---crying my little eyes out right now. I am sure it was hard seeing her get so upset on such a happy occasion but how comforting to KNOW your Dad is watching over y'all:)

Hugs.

Sue said...

What a sweet story about your dad.

When I read your posts it makes me think of the fun times in the years ahead with my Alexa who is growing up at an alarming rate!

Robin said...

That is such a sweet story!! Thanks for sharing :) It sounds like he was a very special guy!

Nicole said...

Oh Missy! This made me cry! I just want to wrap my arms around you both and take away the sad times. He sounds like such an amazing person.