Posts Tagged ‘daughter


The Time is Now

Erica Lafferty, daughter of Sandy Hook principal Dawn Hochsprung, stops at her mother’s grave on her wedding day

People: ….. “I wanted to let her know how much I missed her,” Lafferty says. “No daughter should ever have to do that on her wedding day … and I make sure she is always part of every day, like she always had been.”

…. For her bridal ensemble, Lafferty wore custom-dyed converse sneakers, something she and her mom often joked about.

“My mom always teased me because I was such a tomboy,” she says. “When I was picking out my dress, we found you could custom Converse sneakers, so she knew I had ordered them.”

Lafferty works with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, “to fight common-sense gun laws and join with others who’ve lost loved ones. I’m using my voice to make sure that things change and ensure no one else has to experience one of the most important days of their life without their mother due to gun violence.”

Full article here


The most heartbreaking graveyard image I’ve seen since:

Both lives utterly, pointlessly wasted.


It’s A Love Thing


‘Just the right amount of embarrassing’

ABC: …. When asked whether his crooning embarrassed his daughters, he retold a story from his 50th birthday party last summer, explaining that they think he’s “embarrassing, but not too embarrassing.”

“Malia and Sasha and a bunch of my friends and Michelle had sort of like a roast, a little private roast, each one of them read something and Malia and Sasha had written out why I am such a wonderful dad. And they had this list, it was so sweet and one of the items on Malia’s list was you are just the right amount of embarrassing,” he said to laughter from the audience.



President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave as they board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base en route to San Diego


A Veterans Day gift …. bringing the troops home:




before i say goodnight….

Hey, that’s our Donna Dem on! Read the full post here

Completely wonderful – congratulations again Donna.

PS Speaking of rather magnificent fundraising – The President had to abandon his 999,999 plan today …. once he hit a million ;-)

Thanks Loriah


Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King

Thank you Lamh31


say hello to mark & denise

Can you pass on a great, big heartfelt “Thank you” to Pres Obama from me and my wife please? You see, it’s our daughters’ book he’s signing in that picture! She actually spoke up and asked if he could sign it, and he was nice enough to oblige :0)

We bought the book a year or two ago to inspire two young daughters of our own, and we quickly took it to her class when told he’d be visiting the school. Yes, we entertained the idea of him signing it, and thought “wouldn’t it be nice!”, but knew it was a long-shot. We especially never thought our little one would take the initiative like she did and ask him in front of everyone haha! So, anyway, we were thrilled and over the moon when everyone told us the news and especially how it came about with a little voice asking at the right time, in a big way.

Everyone was so thrilled as they talked about how gracious President Obama was, and we are still on cloud 9 ourselves after seeing pictures of him interacting with our daughter and her classmates/teachers! It’s an experience our family will never forget, and we plan to have those pictures in that signed book for a long time to come!

Thank you for such a wonderful experience President Obama! We know our daughter will cherish the memory of it the rest of her life.

~ Mark and Denise Rodriguez

President Obama tours the Children’s Laboratory School at Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas, October 4


kara kennedy, r.i.p.

President Barack Obama presents the 2009 Medal of Freedom to Kara Kennedy, accepting the award on behalf of her father, Sen. Ted Kennedy, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House August 12, 2009

MSNBC: The only daughter of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, Kara Kennedy Allen, died suddenly Friday evening, NBC News has confirmed.

The 51-year-old mother of two teens died while at a health club in Washington, D.C.

Kennedy Allen had been a survivor of lung cancer and family friends say she had been in remission for a few years.

Ted and Joan Kennedy with Kara, circa 1962


Eleanor Mondale, daughter of Walter, and Charles Percy, the former moderate Republican senator, have also died. R.I.P.


game, set and match

First Lady Michelle Obama takes part in a Let’s Move tennis clinic with John McEnroe at the US Open

….with James Blake

….. with Serena Williams

Chairman of the Board and President of the USTA Jon Vegosen, MaliVai Washington, Billie Jean King, James Blake, First Lady Michelle Obama, Serena Williams and Katrina Adams participate in the Let’s Move!

….. at day 12 of the US Open

…. with Billie Jean King

…. with daughter Sasha watching the match between John Isner and Andy Murray






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