My dad passed away before my freshman year, and it altered how I thought. I was depressed – I didn’t hang out with my friends. I worked through it by dancing.
– Heather Morris
My parents had a gardener when I was growing up, and he and I would dig in the dirt together – my mom and dad were definitely not digging with me! When I was 5, he helped me plant some corn in our backyard, and I remember how fascinating it was to watch it grow. Little did I know that 50 years later I’d be growing corn in a different way.
– Howard Graham Buffett
One of the biggest things growing up that my dad taught me is that if I was okay to talk about my feelings and express how I felt and not get angry, then he would listen to me. If I had issues, I would just tell him, ‘Here’s how I feel, this is what I’m feeling,’ either with him or with my mom.
Even when I lost my job at CBS News, I set up shop in my youngest daughter’s bedroom and started Brainstormin’ Productions and the Hannah Storm Foundation. And guess who was there, visiting me and enthusiastically making business charts and graphs that covered my entire kitchen table? My dad, of course.
– Hannah Storm
If your dad died before you were born, yeah, it hurts – but it’s not like you had a connection with something that was real. Not to say it’s any better – but to have that connection and then have it ripped away was, like, the worst. My dad was such a good dad that when he left, he left a huge scar. He was my superhero.