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Crying over … a WSJ article?

January 20, 2009

I cry at most things: Publix commercials, most movies, when I see men shed tears, and when I’m frustrated. Oddly enough, today at lunch, I wept my face off at an article in the Wall Street Journal. This was a first.

Playing House in the White House was an article written by Jenna and Barbara Bush to Sasha and Malia Obama, giving them the lowdown on life in the White House.

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I initially started getting choked up about all the things they would miss about living in the White House, including their favorite three WH ushers. Then, towards the end, I was balling like crazy.

And finally, although it’s an honor and full of so many extraordinary opportunities, it isn’t always easy being a member of the club you are about to join. Our dad, like yours, is a man of great integrity and love; a man who always put us first. We still see him now as we did when we were seven: as our loving daddy. Our Dad, who read to us nightly, taught us how to score tedious baseball games. He is our father, not the sketch in a paper or part of a skit on TV. Many people will think they know him, but they have no idea how he felt the day you were born, the pride he felt on your first day of school, or how much you both love being his daughters. So here is our most important piece of advice: remember who your dad really is.

Three tissues! … I think I need a drink.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Stu permalink
    January 20, 2009 5:27 pm

    I cry at most things: Publix commercials, most movies, when I see men shed tears, and when I’m frustrated.

    No mention here of Delta Airlines commercials in which Jeff Francoeur hits baseballs to kids in Sweden.

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