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Meghan McCain admits she’s still waiting for her late father’s phone call

Manuela Cardiga
Dec 19, 2018
05:41 A.M.

"The View" host Meghan McCain opened up about her grief over her father Senator John McCain's death.

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The loss of a loved one is often most keenly felt as the Festive Season approaches, and all the sweet memories of Christmases past are revisited.

Meghan McCain has revealed the depths of her enduring grief at the loss of her father, Senator John McCain in an Instagram post on December 17, 2018.

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"I’m still waiting for you to call me on my phone, I’m still waiting to get on a flight to meet you for Christmas, I’m still waiting to be woken up from this bizarre nightmare/coma that was the last year."

Meghan McCain, Instagram, December 17, 2018.

GRIEF FOR A FALLEN HERO

Meghan's father is also a national hero. Senator McCain served in the Navy as a pilot, and was shot down during Operation Rolling Thunder over Hanoi in 1967.

McCain was a Vietcong prisoner of war for the next 6 years and although he was subjected to mistreatment and torture, refused an unscheduled early release unless every man taken in before him was also released.

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MCCAIN WAS A LOVING AND DEVOTED FATHER

Senator McCain had 7 children, four biological and three adopted, and shared Meghan and her two brothers, Jack, and James, with his second wife Cindy.

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Meghan explained that Thanksgiving had been her father's favorite holiday, and that he had always insisted on having fried turkey.

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FACING A LOVED ONE'S LAST DAYS

In her post, Meghan reveals her pain as she watched her father succumb to the cancer that afflicted him.

"I’m still waiting to be woken up from this bizarre nightmare/coma that was the last year watching what happens to a person who fights glioblastoma."

In 2017, the Senator had undergone a craniotomy at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in order to remove a blood clot above his left eye. Tests revealed that he was suffering from a glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer that affects the brain.

Senator John McCain died a little over a year after he was diagnosed, and was granted a State funeral with full military honors.

He planed his funeral himself, and requested that former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama deliver the eulogies at his funeral, and that President Donald Trump and former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin not attend any of the services.

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THANKSGIVING WITHOUT HER FATHER

Meghan McCain's first taste of life without her beloved father was celebrating Thanksgiving with him.

She opened up about her pain on her programme, "The View".

“If you’re having a bad holiday season, right here, I’m with you. Okay? Sometimes it’s hard, and it’s really hard with social media that everyone looks like they’re having a perfect holiday. And for those of us who aren’t, it’s okay.”

Meghan explained that Thanksgiving had been her father's favorite holiday, and that he had always insisted on having fried turkey.

The Senator himself posted a photo in 2016, showing him with oven mitts and a huge grin captioned:

“It’s not #Thanksgiving at our family’s house without fried turkey! Happy Thanksgiving to all!”

Meghan revealed that in his last Thanksgiving in 2017, just days after her wedding to Ben Domenech, Senator McCain fried up seven turkeys for his family and friends.

In a related story, former President Barack Obama revealed that Senator John McCain made him a “better president” during his farewell speech at the late senator’s memorial service.

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