And I'm so glad they do.
Tonight on the way home from Gymnastics Maggie proclaims that she missed Pappy. We encourage the girls to talk about my Daddy but it's fewer and more far between that they spontaneously bring him up so I was caught off guard. She was so precious talking about a sign for a place that they saw on the way to gymnastics. It had a bird and a fish and a rabbit on it. And according to Mags, Pappy went with them there one time. I'm still not sure what sign she is talking about but it just touched my heart so deeply that she still carries those memories with her. I pray that they (my girls) always do. This began a conversation b/w Clara Paige, Maggie and myself (Gracie's with Nana tonight) about Pappy. I wasn't quite mentally prepared to have it but so glad we did. Clara Paige remembers him playing at the beach with them and she misses him so much. I learned that sometimes she looks at the picture of her and him in the bathroom and then goes to her room to cry. I confided to her that I do the same sometimes. I asked her if crying made her feel better. She said that it does b/c it makes her feel like he's with her. My babies are so precious and innocent. I personally haven't brought it up on the blog in quite a while. I'm still coping and the next few months are going to be rough ones. I think I'm dreading it more than I let on. In some ways things are so much better because we can celebrate my dad and my heart is so thrilled that my girls do have memories that they cherish in their hearts of him. I know I do!
So in the near future you may or may not be seeing posts related to my Dad. It depends on if I feel like putting it down in writing or not when that time comes. However, I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to share with you a precious moment with my girls that I don't want to forget.
"We do not remember days; we remember moments." ~Cesare Pavese, The Burning Brand
Now, here's a warning --- tomorrow there will be an
Auburn post so beware or be joyful. It's your choice.