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December 29th, 2009, 11:56 AM
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First of all, I'm back!! Did you miss me?


So, Christmas morning, after the last gift was unwrapped, my dad said, "oh wait, there's one more." ((He ALWAYS does this. There's always one gift that is a "surprise" that he "forgets" about.))

He handed me this small, clumsily wrapped box. He had obviously wrapped it himself (which is RARE for him). He said "I want this to stay here, but I want you to unwrap it."

The tag said "For Cora." I immediately burst into tears, and my hands were shaking so bad I almost couldn't unwrap it. It was the most beautiful snowglobe with an angel inside. Then he put it on the book shelf with some other trinkets he's gotten over the years that mean a lot to him.


I was amazed. My dad did that all on his own. It wasn't my mother's idea, it was his. He remembers. I don't know if I can truly express how much that meant to me.
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December 29th, 2009, 11:59 AM
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That is so wonderful. Sounds like you have an amazing daddy!
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December 29th, 2009, 12:20 PM
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Awww. How friggin sweet.

Of course now I am all teary eyed...lol
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December 29th, 2009, 12:31 PM
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That made me tear up a bit. I'm glad your holidays went well. And welcome back.
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December 29th, 2009, 01:58 PM
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how sweet!
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December 29th, 2009, 02:43 PM
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I think the reason it was so unexpected is because he's one of the ones who tells me to "move on" and "focus on the ones you have" the most. So for him to do something like that...it's out of character.

I still get teary eyed thinking about it. As soon as DH gets home I'll post a picture (the camera got left in the car)
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December 29th, 2009, 04:02 PM
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how sweet of him
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December 30th, 2009, 02:18 AM
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omg i would be the same brittanie such a lovley thing to do, cant wait to see a pic
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December 30th, 2009, 04:06 AM
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That was such a wonderful thing your dad did for you. I would have cried too. DH got me a necklace and ornament from the girls. It was just so beautiful.
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December 30th, 2009, 09:46 AM
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really sweet of him!
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December 30th, 2009, 08:00 PM
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Brittanie, this news made my heart positively soar!! I do remember you posting about your Dad being the "get over it / move on" type, so to see that he did this all on his own ... just wow

Now I have a warm 'n fuzzy over this!
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January 6th, 2010, 08:33 PM
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that's so awesome
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i just burst into tears
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