Simple goodbye

Jul 8 • Featured • 913 Views • 4 Comments on Simple goodbye

As a mum, my heart went out to Paris Jackson as she made her moving tribute to her dad yesterday. It must have taken a lot of courage to get up on that stage and her honest, unrehearsed words were one of the most genuine moments in the whole event.

Taking children to funerals used to be taboo, but if it's handled carefully, it can be an important part of the grieving process. Now it's over, though, I do hope Paris and her siblings are able to live their lives away from the spotlight.

written by Liz Jarvis


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4 Responses to Simple goodbye

  1. sam says:

    Funerals are painful because no matter who it’s for, they evoke personal memories of loved ones who have passed away. This loosely reminds me of a far more poignant moment for me of the Princes William and Harry following Diana’s coffin. I shed buckets for them as memories of my grandparents came flooding through my thoughts – yet in truth I have no idea what it must be like to experience such a loss. And somehow I’m not so sure MJ’s passing will be half as great a loss for his ‘kids’ as it was for our princes.

  2. Linda says:

    I disagree with Sam. I’m sure MJ’s passing will be just as great for his 3 children. They are so young. He excessively protected them and now they have to live without that. When you are used to that sort of protection (be it necessary or right or otherwise) they have to deal with being introduced to a normal lifestyle and griefing their dad. Princes William and Harry’s lifestyle would have been unaffected. My thoughts are with Paris Prince and Blanket

  3. jo says:

    it was a very moving moment seeing that little girl say how much she loved her Daddy. I am sure he was as good as any Dad – it is rather sad that we didnt all know this while he was alive.

  4. Nadine says:

    I’m glad they have such a huge family around them. All 3 of the children looked so affectionate, comfortable and at ease with their aunties and uncles. I just hope that in the end, they are able to stay with the family that they know and love and that the are sheltered from all of the madness out there, just like Michael wanted.


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