If this doesn't rip your heart out...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

...then you probably don't have one.

Paris Jackson, age 11, reminds us that sometimes even a legend is just "Daddy".

18 comments:

Tricia said...

Seriously, this killed me. I was watching it at work on the sly and I couldn't hold back the tears. So sad.

Theresa said...

I saw this live and yes it did rip my heart out! Just a little girl who loved her Daddy!

Shaye said...

Oh man, tears and more tears. Poor thing. Just breaks my heart.

~Shaye

Katie J said...

Whew!

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

I was just listening to this at work today (didn't have video) and even just hearing it made me cry. Poor little thing. And if you look close at the end of that, you can see the two boys, too.

Kathie @ my net finds said...

I saw it on the news and I was crying my eyes out :-(

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Oh my, I was watching the service and got a little teary eyed throughout. But I lost it in the end when Paris was on and all of the sudden you realized that as much as Michael was to so many, he was really "just a dad" to his kids. And one that they obviously loved dearly. Broke my heart.

Patty said...

I caught the last half of the memorial, and spent a large part of that time wiping away tears. When she spoke, let's just say I was glad I was home alone.

Heather said...

This made it truly real for me. It was such a touching moment.

Cyndi said...

She is a beautiful little girl who lost her dad. A much-needed reminder that he was a real person who was loved and will be missed.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I had not seen it. Heartbreaking...

Julie said...

Definitely heart ripping. Whatever else MJ may have been or done, all that matters to her is her dad is gone.

MizFit said...

entirely.

I didnt love the spectacle it all became but so adored that she was able to share with the world that to her he was simply dad.

Tammy Howard said...

Gives a little perspective to the whole thing.

VRaz60 said...

It was heart wrenching to watch. I had forgotten that in spite of everything else, he was a daddy. And realized how much those three little kids had lost.

Kelly said...

Saw this yesterday and it broke my heart. Bless her heart.

Kimberly said...

I got a little misty...

midlife mommy said...

Bless her heart. When this happened, the kids were the first thing I thought about. Poor little ones.