“My wife died 15 years ago. It created a new level of relationship between my kids and I.”

This is a comment by Single Dad on the post “New Google Chrome Ad Highlights Awesome Father-Daughter Bond“.

Single Dad said:

“I didnt see anything at all about that commercial. Quite the contrary.

“My wife died 15 years ago when our daughter was 12 and our son was 15. That created a new level of relationship between my kids and I. The experience almost creates a shared, private language and method of expression that operates on a level that those who did not share the experience do not fully comprehend. The statement ‘I miss her too’ is understood in a completely different way.

“When my daughter first went off to college, a few years after her mom’s death, she was so homesick that I wasn’t sure she was going to make it. We talked at least daily on her cell (thank goodness for unlimited minutes). But she made it and now has a bachelor’s degree, 2 master’s, and is working as a therapist with children, adolescents and their families.

“Last Saturday I walked her down the aisle at her wedding. And we were both thinking ‘I miss her too.’ She had her mom’s wedding ring tied around her wrist with a ribbon as a bracelet. This week I saw the Google Chrome commercial for the first time.” 

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  1. That’s a beautiful story, Single Dad. I hope you’ll consider writing about your daughter’s wedding for our upcoming section on Favorite Wedding Moments for the GMP.

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