Odd stuff. Most recently, seeing that woman sing nessun dorma on bgt on Saturday, inspired me to find Pavarotti singing it to show my daughters. Took me back to 1990, world cup in Italy, gazza's tears, etc., which coincided with the end of my final year at university..... and before I know it, the eyes were stinging as I blinked back tears.
Suggsey's post too. My eldest had a very minor illness in the grand scheme of things a few years back. But it was taking time to resolve and one night in tears she said to me 'what if I never get better Daddy?'
I don't think I'd cope in that situation, and I want it on record here and now, that if there is a god, or an uber-being that controls fate, if you have anything like that planned for either of my girls, I will take it on ten times over if it means they don't have to.