This Totally Made Me Cry

Hope everyone is having a great Sunday!  What are you guys doing today?  I meant to post this earlier, because Dove did something really cool for Father’s Day. Seriously, this is so touching. I think the dad handled it better than I would have!

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(H/T National Review)

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  • Joseph White

    Thanks for sharing this, Bristol! and Thank you, Dove!

    These surprise reunions are always tear jerkers.

    I’m working today, then errands, weight training, supper, and couch.

    Best,
    -Joe

  • Barb M.

    That was wonderful! Thanks for sharing, Bristol, and thanks to Dove; I love and pray for our servicemen and women. I love and pray for you and your precious family also. God bless you and them!

  • Melinda

    Again, such a disconnect…. How can Bristol be moved to tears that a dad is missing his children when she kept Tripp from his own Dad fir so long? Makes no sense.

    • indemind

      Melinda, you can take your HATE some where else….

      P.S….Thanks Bristol for this video…. God Bless

    • otlset

      On one hand we have an honorable, loving dad sacrificing his time with his family to serve our country, and on the other one who shares none of these qualities, as we’ve seen over time.

      • Melinda

        Actually otlset, Palin narrative aside, Levi has made time for the son he loves. It’s just sad that Bristol took Tripp away from his Dad, especially as a toddler, to seek the limelight in Hollywood and the sunshine in AZ. At least now that her 15 minutes are running out he is in Wasills more and ever since Levi started to change the custody agreement in court she has allowed more access.

        • christine

          PLEAZZZZZZ……Levi is a deadbeat nonpaying child-support dad! I bet you have his PlayGirl poster above your bed. Pathetic…I pray you are not a parent or grandparent or worse yet a teacher!

        • otlset

          You and some others have a keen interest it seems in coming here only to point out tenuous hypocrisies, act as moral judge and jury, and criticize Bristol and the Palins in general in distastefully arrogant fashion. I think you and others like you would do well to come off your high horse and work on your own life shortcomings and quit judging others in such self-righteous ways — like most liberals on moral power trips over others are wont to do.

          • Melinda

            Seriously otlset? The moral judging and criticism comes from the Palins. Constantly. And it always bites them in the butt in the end…. Remember when Sarah dusoaringingky called Levi ” Ricky Hollywood” too too funny when you consider how Bristol became that and dragged their son into it. She pretty much fell off that high horse and stepped in his poop!

          • disqus_lJapfzCIUh

            Envy is all over your face…get a life…

          • otlset

            I think your view of the situation has been skewed and warped, with way too much PDS no doubt inspired by the usual animus and cattiness from the female left when Sarah becomes the subject. It’s really transparent and unbecoming to those objective enough to see it.

            And is “dusoaringingky” a new liberal adverb? Heh, you’re either careless or not very skilled in grammar. But don’t hesitate to cast stones here anyway.

          • melinda

            What? You can’t deny the truth in what I wrote so instead you throw that silliness? Honestly, Sarah should be careful what she says because it does come back to bite her. “Ricky Hollywood” turned out to be ” Bristy Hollywood”!!! At least Levi wasn’t selling his son’s story and image along with his own.

            And oh, otlslet, that is a typo on my phone. It should be disparagingly.

          • LissaKay

            He had to pose nude to tell his kid’s story?

            Father of the year, right there … yepper.

          • melinda

            Lissa I’m not sure where you got that from. Levi was just posing nude… not telling his kid’s story. Bristol is the one who sells her kid’s story and image.

          • LissaKay

            Please spare us. Levi showed what a low life, immoral, media whore he is. He would be nothing if he hadn’t knocked up the daughter of a politician in the lime light. He has made a “life” of bashing the Palin’s including getting cozy with Kathy Griffin who has said some of the most vulgar and vile things about the family. He puts his junk on display and people are all shocked that Bristol doesn’t want that sort of influence in her child’s life? Sorry, but there are still people with standards and morals. I know that may seem like a whacked out concept to people who think anything goes … as long as it fits within their narrow limits of liberal group think.

            Bristol gave Levi a second chance, even after he said some really vile things about her and her family in the media. He blew it … tough on him.

          • melinda

            And Bristol and Sarah have said (and written) some vile things and him.

            As for him being nothing if he hadn’t “knocked up” Bristol, you could say the same for Bristol as she has turned her teen pregnancy and son into her moneymaker. Funny, Levi actually appears to HAVE made something of himself since exiting the Palin celebrity spotlight. He has a job and a new family. Media whore? That would be the Palins. Let’s be honest.

            I’m not a fan of even soft porn, but I question if posing for nude and semi nude photos once is worse than selling your story and your son’s to tabloids and reality TV repeatedly.

            And be careful about putting the blame of the unwed pregnancy on Levi (as in he knocked her up). It seems to be a family trait with Bristol, her brother, her mother, her grandmother. Just sayin’……..

          • LissaKay

            Just sayin … you have proof of your statements about Bristol, her brother, her mother, her grandmother? I don’t know that defamation is a good thing to flirt with here.

            The entire Palin family was put in the spotlight, first by Sarah’s run in the VP slot. Then, when people like you, succumbed to Palin derangement syndrome and latched onto every vile rumor and lie that came down the pike, of course they are going to speak out.

            Sarah has made a career of speaking to like-minded conservatives. So what? Just like hundreds of other people with the gift of public speaking, charisma and the intelligence to speak on topics of importance, she has an audience who appreciates and supports her. Don’t like her? Great … don’t listen. Wallow in your liberal selfishness and ignorance.

            Bristol had a calling to share her story of teen pregnancy and motherhood. She is the very first to say she made a mistake, and she is sharing her story in an effort to reach younger teen girls and encourage them to not make the same mistake. I think she is very brave to do so … I mean, just look at all the hate that’s thrown at her from people like you.

            If you don’t like the Palins so much, why are you here? Does it make you feel better to tell the world how much hate you have in you?

          • Melinda

            Lissa, Sarah, her mother, and Track all had their first babies before they had been married 9 months and all were full term. These are facts. Personally I don’t have a problem with that. But I’m guessing you probably do, given your staunch religious beliefs.

          • LissaKay

            Define “have a problem with” …

            See, unlike you, I don’t go on people’s blogs and post all manner of hate while pronouncing my judgment on how they live their life. You obviously carry a lot of anger and hate in your soul for the Palins. Why is that? Has anything they have done affected you personally? I really don’t understand the motives of people who have so much hate ….

          • Melinda

            Define ” have a problem with”? Easy Lissa. Just like you have a problem with homosexuality because of what the bible says ( see your comment to Azaria), its a good guess you have a problem with sex outside of marriage.

          • LissaKay

            If you take that to mean that I believe those activities are wrong, yes. Just like lying, stealing, murder, assault, rape, pride and gluttony are wrong. However, I don’t go around judging and condemning people who do those things.

            So I wonder, why do you?

          • melinda

            Too funny!!! So you aren’t judging Levi??? Oh I get it…..you mean you don’t judge the Palins!

          • LissaKay

            Actions versus character. Perhaps you should read up on it. It’s not a fine distinction.

          • Roberta Stark

            Since when should strippers’ and nudest’s parental rights be terminated? Just because they take their clothes off for money, doesn’t mean they’re an unfit parent!

          • otlset

            Geez, it’s ‘otlset’. In the same sentence even — carelessness I normally overlook, but needing to be brought up here for the overall context of one coming here only to throw stones and create dissension and spread bad vibes over a nitpicking issue.

            Bristol was moved to tears I suspect on seeing an actual father of honor and character, serving his country, and then thought of the scoundrel Levi by contrast and wistfully thought “What could have been…”

          • melinda

            Nah, I doubt she was moved at all. Though anyone would be at a parent who wanted to see their child but couldn’t (for whatever reason….).

  • Joseph Ritter

    Wow, that was awesome! I always love seeing videos of our troops reuniting with their families. Thanks for sharing!

  • David

    That was a great Father’s Day present for a deserving Dad.
    Thanks for sharing, Bristol.

  • Azaria

    Bristol how do you feel about the supreme court ruling striking down doma?

    • melinda

      Well Azaria, unless Bristol’s thinking has evolved as the majority of Americans’ has, she would say this ” (no) reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage….. we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home” as she apparently wrote earlier this year.

      Now mind you, not only is she dissing her own family situation (and her brother’s) but she is also making false statements. A great deal of scientific research has demonstrated that sexual orientation of the parents has no bearing on how well a child does. And because of this and the fact that children thrive best in stable and secure families, the American Academy of Pediatrics supports same gender marriage, adoptions and foster care.

      • LissaKay

        You know who DOESN’T support same gender parents?

        Many kids, now adults, who had same gender parents. They are all kinds of screwed up now.

      • LissaKay

        And Bristol’s thinking is like mine … we obey God’s Word, not what the “majority of Americans” thinks. The Bible clearly states that same gender sexual activity is sinful, and not only that, it is sinful to condone others to sin. Romans 1:18-32

        Note well that this refers to the activity. I am sure Bristol, like me, loves all others, and prays for everyone to leave sin behind and give their life to Christ.

        • Patriot

          Bristol sure didn’t “obey God’s word” when she spread her legs for Levi did she? Runs in the family. Maybe they should spend more time reading their bible and less time in hollyweird?

  • Melinda

    Ha! That’s lassic disqu Ijap1! ” I have no rebuttal do ill just call you jealous”! Too funny. Jealous of what though? Nothing to be jealous of really.

    • otlset

      Your spelling suggests either a *disconnect* between your digits and your brain, or else the connection’s okay and the brain is lame.

      • melinda

        Sorry that’s the best you can do otlset. But here it is on my PC instead of phone:

        Ha! That’s classic disqu Ijap1! ” I have no rebuttal so I’ll just call you jealous”! Too funny. Jealous of what though? Nothing to be jealous of really.

        • Guest

          Ohhh so it’s classic disqu Ijap1! … not lassic. Makes ALL the difference ….

  • Roberta Stark

    Bristol,
    Have you ever heard of parental alienation? It’s when a custodial parent decides to erase the child’s other parent and replaces real memories with false ones…..lies and turns the child against the other parent, causing them to hate and fear the other half of who they are.
    Sometimes I think that’s what you have done in regards to your son, Tripp and his father, Levi. Tripp has a sister now, who he doesn’t know. Does that even bother you?

    • otlset

      Throw them stones Roberta. Yes I think your avatar well describes the effect you so want to achieve in the objects of your scolds. With this ‘concern’ post, you just come across as spiteful and mean.

      • Roberta Stark

        “scolds” (abusive behavior; to find fault angrily), “spiteful” (malicious; nasty; hateful), “mean” (callous; evil; nasty)….otlset, perhaps you could justify your accusations towards me…..because I was none of those words you chose to describe me! I simply asked a question and stated a fact: the definition of PA. I believe I was delicate in expressing my thoughts.

        • otlset

          New American Handy College dictionary (my dog-eared reference for decades now!):

          1) scold, v.t. & i. “chide; find fault”. — n. “a railing woman”.

          2) spiteful, adj. “malicious”.

          3) mean, (3rd meaning listed — most appropriate for my usage) Colloq. “nasty; vicious; in poor health”.

          I stand by the first word. The other two I take back after pondering the meanings. I wrote that hurriedly in the ‘heat of the moment’ (I only have limited time to come here and throw a few posts up), in review they sound too harsh, thus my apologies to you for those descriptors.

          • Roberta Stark

            Thank you and I accept your apologies. And based on the definition you use for defining “scold” I’d say it was an appropriate was to describe my posting.

    • LissaKay

      Given the hostility and hatred publicly displayed by Levi, not to mention the immorality, who would want to expose their child to that?

      • melinda

        What immorality, hostility and hatred has Levi displayed that Sarah and Bristol have not?

        • LissaKay

          Are you KIDDING? What the Palin’s have said about Levi publicly is very limited. It cannot be compared to the horrible things Levi has said and done, not to mention his cozying up to that awful Kathy Griffin … take a look at some of the things she’s said about them. Seriously? What color is the sky in your world?

          • melinda

            Hmmm….. I guess you missed the interviews Sarah did shortly after she lost the election. And didn’t read Bristol’s book. And didn’t which “Life with Tripp”. Only difference is that Bristols’ public hostility continues

          • Roberta Stark

            Melinda, I invite you to like my posts if you support them.

          • Roberta Stark

            What the Palin’s have said about Levi, isn’t a factor in Levi and Tripp’s right to have a parent/child relationship. Do you have children LissaKay? If people thought the father of your children did the horrible things you allege Levi’s done, do you think your child shouldn’t have a relationship with his father? The color of the sky isn’t a factor either. Perhaps you should research the law and find out the guidelines that courts consider when denying a parent access to their child. Trust me, it sure isn’t based on “horrible” things the parent said publicly. If that was the case, Alec Baldwin would have been cut off from his child. Get real!

      • Roberta Stark

        Tripp has rights…a right to have BOTH his parents in his life. Courts decide if a parent shouldn’t have visitation with their child…not you, not me and not the Palin’s. LissaKay, I take it you had the perfect parents who never displayed hostility or hatred?

    • melinda

      I’m afraid that IS what she has attempted to do Roberta. All one has to do is read that book she had written to see this. Imagine the effect it will have on Tripp when he gets his hands on it down the road. Just what will he think of his father … and mother. I can’t imagine someone writing that no matter how much money they were to make off it.

      • otlset

        He’ll take it in stride, no big deal. Geez, such a ‘concern’ troll you are! You should go mind your OWN business and shortcomings, do yourself some good as I suspect from your gossipy sniping here, you need to.

        • melinda

          He’ll take it in stride??? Seriously otlset? That his mother published such things about his father? I doubt it. Hopefully Bristol saved some of that money for therapy for the boy when he gets older. Oh, or wait… maybe the government-paid healthcare that the Palins enjoy covers that.

          • otlset

            Yes melinda, seriously!

          • melinda

            Well then I guess you didnt read the book otlset or any of the excerpts. In which case you have no business saying he’ll take “it” in stride, not knowing what “it” is.

          • otlset

            Children growing up are quite resilient and adaptable. Depending on the personality, he has a very good chance to regard it as not that big a deal. You have no more ability to tell the future than anyone else does about the eventual attitude a child has for a parent.

          • melinda

            Again otlset, you must not have read the book written for Bristol. No parent would have written what she did with their child’s interests at heart. Similarly, she wasn’t thinking of her son when she sold him to reality TV.

          • otlset

            Yeah, like you know what she’s thinking.

            melinda you are driven by the mind-warping effects of classic PDS. You would do well to mind your own business rather than wasting your time coming here to snipe, or better yet, start channeling your energies against those in public office you misguidedly voted for who have completely degraded the country’s status here and abroad with their “fundamental change”. The liberals in power now are scoundrels of the first rank.

          • Roberta Stark

            otlset, until you educate yourself on the significant long-term damage caused by a parent alienating a child from the other parent, you really don’t have a clue how difficult it is to de-brainwash an adult child. I challenge you to do a little research about the damage caused to children who have been mentally and emotionally abused by the effects of parental alienation. Some are scarred for life and never recover from the damage.

        • Roberta Stark

          Wow otlset, (one who refuses to reveal their true identity) you exuberant such class! Do you read palms and tarot cards too? Interesting how you can predict how Tripp will react one day in regards to be denied a relationship with his father. You’ve got some growing up to do otlset

          • otlset

            My prediction is as good as yours Roberta.

          • Roberta Stark

            What prediction have I made otlset? I’d be really interested to hear you answer that question!

          • otlset

            That he’ll have “significant long-term damage”.

          • Roberta Stark

            You are mistaken, I never made any such prediction about Tripp that you allege.

          • otlset

            It’s six posts up.

          • Roberta Stark

            That wasn’t a prediction as to how Tripp would be affected by parental alienation. That was merely a statement I made to you encouraging you to read-up on parental alienation and the damage it causes to children.
            My initial post asked Bristol a question and ended with me saying, “SOMETIMES I think that’s what you’ve done……” I didn’t state it as a fact, only my opinion that I feel like she may be a party to parental alienation in regards to her son. And that I don’t always feel that way, but SOMETIMES I do, at times, based on Bristol’s actions.

          • otlset

            And yes, I exuberant a lot of class! Exude it too.

          • Roberta Stark

            Sometimes people see a different person in the mirror than others do, but self-confidence is a good thing. Not sure I agree with the person you see in the mirror.

          • otlset

            He exudes exuberance.

  • BermudaBob

    Bristol,

    Ignore the trolls. It was a very touching video.

    To you haters out there, get a life.

    • mtngal

      I agree with you BBob! Excellent video, thanks for sharing Bristol! You know how to make a 60 year old woman cry! (Remember what the Bible scripture says when Jesus spoke to the crowd that was going to stone a woman to death for her sin? The one that has no sin in his life should throw the first stone. Everyone walked away! Looks like everyone should keep their stones to themselves, and if they think they are sinless, maybe they could take a peek at their own skeletons! But thank God He forgives us of our sins!)

  • nwwapiti

    It’s a nice program I hope it gains traction, my daughter was born while I was deployed. It would have been great to have seen her during those first few months.


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