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Jan 26, 2009

Since You've Been Gone

In honor of Dad's memory today being a devastating mark of 2 months since he's been gone..

When he visited us from NY to meet his first grandson in May 2007, Morgan was really enjoying the dazzling of the Grandpa who doted on her of course. They were both enjoying the one on one attention they got from each other. Right away there was an amazing bond between the long-distance relations, and I just watched from the sidelines caring for the 2 month old.

I wish I still had the pictures from my old cell phone of the two laughing together, splashing at the Rockwall Harbor. Driving the unexpected horrendous Friday evening traffic for two hours to see cousin Dee Dee, Morgan decided to do her Karaoke version of Kelly Clarkson's Since U been Gone.. at the top of her lungs.. Nothing like the 5 year-old's shrill voice to make you cringe and smile at the same time. And he smiled all the way through the song, through Morgan's input. He sat through that a few times that wonderful weekend. Weeks later, he mentions it fondly, with that feeling of pain of having witnessed it, mixed with pride. He decided to make a CD of all sorts of songs that Morgan can enjoy and sing to and it is cherished along with the awesome Jukebox style radio that he gave her. He also made one for the little one so he wouldn't feel left out.

Thank you for the memories, ma pere!