Happy Monday! #snow (at Gordon College)
Puppy enjoys listening to guitar. [video]
You woke up alive today. What will you do with that?
Having epilepsy, many people are concerned with my mortality. I myself, however, do not worry. Truth is, No one escapes death. Their mortality is just as fragile for they could die in an unforeseen accident at any moment. Thus, I have taken…
Earlier today, my sister sent me an email with a link to a quote from the Parent Trap (with Dennis Quaid and Lindsey Lohan). I had forgotten about the quote and had forgotten how much i liked it.
Annie and her father are in the car after he has picked her up from the airport after being away at camp all summer. She keeps saying dad after everything she says, and he asks her why. This is her response
It’s because in my whole life—I mean, you know, for the past eight weeks—I was never able to say the word ’Dad’. Never. Not once. And if you ask me, a dad is an irreplaceable person in a girl’s life. Think about it. There’s a whole day devoted to celebrating fathers. Just imagine someone’s life without a father. Never buying a Father’s Day card. Never sitting on their father’s lap. Or being able to say ’Hi, Dad,’ or, ’What’s up, Dad?’ or, ’Catch you later, Dad.’ I mean, a baby’s first words are always ’Dada,’ aren’t they?”
Her dad then goes on to confirm her statement by asking her if she had missed calling him dad, and her response is yes.
Before my dad died i would just watch the scene and really think nothing of it, but after my dad’s accident, the scene seemed to hold a completely new meaning to me. It was harder to watch, and I would find myself getting emotional or started to get that uncomfortable lump in my throat.
I watched this movie this past summer and when this scene came up i didn’t really watch it but just sat and listened, taking it in. I realized, I too, like Annie, have missed being able to call my dad “Dad.” And I don’t really refer to him that much unless people ask me about him and i say “well my Dad was …” or “my Dad loved . . ” etc.
I miss saying Dad and having him answer my call, question, concern, thought, etc.
Another thing is missing him and realizing the things he won’t be there for. About a month ago I was watching the show The Vampire Diaries and a quote from one of the characters struck me and instantly made me cry because I could relate so much. The main girl in the show Elena Gilbert, lost her parents in a car wreck at the beginning of the first season. In season 3, she is having a conversation with her friend Caroline, whose dad is about to die. This is the conversation that ensues:
Caroline - What was the hardest part for you, when you lost your dad?
Elena - Realizing all the things he wouldn’t be there for. The things that um … You just need your dad for, you know?
Elena hits it right on the head. That is one of the hardest parts. Not having him there for certain things, especially as I get older.
Not having him there for move in day for my freshman year in college, not having him there for certain performances, birthdays, not being there to talk to… and many more things. The big one, is not having him there for my wedding. But that in itself opens up a whole can of worms. But i think I’ve given enough examples. The bottom line, its hard. I’m definitely not in a rut like i was two years ago, and i have matured and pushed through, but I still experience certain levels of pain, and will never stop missing him.
Never take for granted the joys of having a Dad.
It makes me happy knowing that someone had to animate that.
Meet the Quokka, the cutest little animal you’ve never heard of. A squirrel/kangaroo hybrid, it’s very friendly and pretty much just wants to be everyone’s friend.
I want this right now
While talking about Fashion Week’s latest designs, Ellen offended one of her audience members.
hands down, still the best pick-up line i’eve heard in my life.