Monday, February 15, 2010

All About MEme: Quotable Quote





What's your favorite quote or quotes.  

Why is it your favorite? 


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I really adore quotes.  Words of wisdom.  Smart statements.  

But tonight, I am going to fall back on ... a sentimental moment.

I can still remember the look on my dad's face - calm, wise, compassionate - when he shared this quote with me.  We were on a father-daughter date, a tradition I started as a Father's Day gift, after I was married.  Our dates - the few we had before life got in the way - always included some pretty deep conversations.  On this occasion, we talked about the hardships we face in life ... losing a loved one, battling an illness, making tough decisions, ... it was heavy.  I think I had even started to cry, feeling overwhelmed ... feeling like life was just too hard.  My dad reached across the table and with a smile on his lips and a tear in his eye, quoted Robert Frost ... 

In three words I can sum up 
everything I've learned about life: 
it goes on.

In my heart and mind, those are words to live by.

I can't help but share a photo of me and my daddy ... yes, I look just like him :)


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Thank you to Foursons for the quote idea! 
Go visit Julie and make a new friend! 
She's awesome and has some great MEmes:
Letters of Intent and Battle of the Blogs.


Foursons


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14 comments:

Adoption of Jane said...

Sweet!

LMJ said...

This touched me very much. I'm in tears.

Miss. Candy said...

So very nice!!! LOVE IT!!

singedwingangel said...

How true that is...

gamommy2two said...

So true. I had never heard that quote before, but it's such a profound statement...

Emmett Joseph said...

That's beautiful...and so true. I just love your Daddy :)

Cara Mamma said...

So very true! What a great tradition you had with your dad.

BJ_Mama said...

awww....you made ME tear up! Gotta love your daddy!

Foursons said...

Oh my gosh- I can't believe you gave me a shout out too! THANK YOU!

And this is just about the sweetest reason behind a favorite quote that I've ever read.

Sunday said...

That was beautiful, thank you so much for sharing it with us!

I'm NOT a VOLCANO! said...

that is a wonderful quote. Thank you for sharing such an intimate story.

Epiphius said...

That's so sweet! Check my blog for some of the "gems" I got from my dad.

Lisa said...

I read yours on my bb and couldn't comment so I'm back to say you brought tears to me eyes....loved this post.

June Freaking Cleaver said...

No matter how hard we try to plan and organize and ready ourselves...it goes on.

That was lovely.

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