Wednesday, December 2, 2009

An Open Heart Can Never Stay Broken

My dad gave me this today, this beautiful necklace with two open hearts connected, with diamond angel wings (they are Kendall’s). He wanted to tell me that if I keep my heart open and allow others to nurture and love me, I will be healed and will one day have a heart full of peace and joy; that the cracks and broken pieces can heal, and that I will be able to love another daughter again here, on this earth, and later, with Kendall.

He hugged me and said I needed to be in his life; I needed to take up space in his world and in his heart. I am needed. I have a place here.
He very well made me want to live, today.

Thanks Dad. I love you.

[Pic taken on Thanksgiving, Dad was doing magic tricks and I was his lovely assistant. ;) ]

25 comments:

brie said...

Holy shoo-fah I spelled "pretty" wrong! What the H-bomb is wrong with me? ...And to fix it I'd have to use the Paint program and all that jazz...so nah. Just gonna go with the mistake. Woopsie!

Courtney said...

You just made me cry. In a good kinda way, of course. I know I have no comprehension of what you're going through but I can relate in so many ways to needing to be healed. And, though hard to do, I think opening our hearts is the key. Thank you once again for such a beautiful post.

Also, I hope you don't mind but I was blogging earlier today and I had to link to a post you wrote a while back. It was prob early Nov. but it still has me thinkin'.

One more thing, I swear I saw your husband today as I was quickly escaping from one of my appointments. I never look up when I go through waiting rooms but I wish I did because if you were there I totally would have said hi!

Cammy said...

Your dad sounds like a really lovely man. I am glad that you have that kind of support and validation from your family, you deserve it.

Jackie said...

The necklace is beautiful honey - I hope it comforts you when you are feeling down. I am so happy you have such a supportive family surrounding you. Love you so much.

Alexandra Rising said...

That is so beautiful. That is so thoughtful of him it touches my heart...I can't imagine how it must have made your heart glow. And everything he said to you is so beautiful and true.

It will take time, but it so nice to read that you've got such thoughtful, loving people in your life. <3


&I sent you an email regarding a certain thing that rhymes with tii. But that is unimportant at the moment :)

licketysplit said...

Your father is a wise man. :) And that necklace is beautiful, even more so with it's symbolism.

"Julia" said...

Your dad = my hero.
Love you, Briester!

Jenny Bay said...

What a beautiful necklace. And you are beautiful too! Love ya.

Maeve said...

What a beautiful necklace! I'm so glad that your father gave you this gift. You deserve something so beautiful, and the reminder that you are loved, cherished, and a very important member of the planet!!

Heather Lindquist said...

You're dad's so awesome. I remember when he called me just a couple years ago when I was at work. I was so surprised...and it made my day. He's so very thoughtful and kind. You are blessed to have not only such a wonderful father, but an incredible family. And what your necklace symbolizes is so, so true. Your heart will fly someday, with the strength, courage, and love within it.

tawny said...

Ahhh seriously I love dad.

He is my rock...always has been. I love the necklace...xo

tawny said...

And I love your shoo-fah.

but it is shi-fah! loves ya

Brooke said...

Oh Dad...love him!! What would we ever do without him. That was seriously soooo thoughtful of him to pick that out all by himself. Oh, we are so lucky to have him :)

I agree with me for sho!

now.is.now said...

Your family is so wonderful. Your dad sounds like a wise man.

Telstaar said...

That necklace is beautiful and amazing..... I'm really thankful to your dad for doing that and showing you how much you and Kendall mean to him and well, all of us.

Love you Miss B. xoxo

Krystle said...

So beautiful! You have a wonderful family, Brie. This was so touching. I can't think of a better or more poignant gift than what he gave you. You are special, and you are loved by so many. *hugs*

t. said...

aww. you have such a great dad!

Jamie said...

That is so beautiful, Brie. And your father is right, you do have a place here, and you most certainly are needed. Don't ever forget his words. :o)

<3

inthemainstream said...

Why are dads so awesome? You're a lucky lady, B!

CG said...

wow, you have an amazing father, Brie.

Krista said...

That is so beautiful and thoughtful of him. I love the meaning behind it.

Laura said...

Your dad gave me the same exact necklace.

OK, He didn't.

Your Dad is right.
Thank God for Dads.

bananas said...

That is very, very sweet and the necklace is perfect. I love what it represents.

Savannah said...

Hey dear...haven't been on in a really long time and I just wanted to tell you I love you :)

Arielle Bair (Becker) said...

Your dad is a wonderful man.