Meghan McCain shares rare childhood pic taken with late dad as grief keeps ‘tight stranglehold’

Meghan McCain is once again sharing memories of her late father whom she so loved and misses. 

The 34-year-old lost the former Senator John McCain to brain cancer in August 2018. He was 81 when he died. 

Meghan has continuously shared her grief ever since his passing. The lengthy tribute she posted on Saturday was no different. The post is found below.

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Meghan shared an old photo of herself and her father to her Instagram account. A young Meghan stood over water as her father sat behind her. The two smiled at the camera 

Meghan accompanied the picture with a lengthy caption, pouring out her heart to her followers. 

She wrote: 

"139 days - I still miss you every hour. Time feels slow, like being underwater - I try and fill the days distracting myself from how painful it all still is. I cannot believe how intense it all still feels - isn’t it supposed to start easing up by now?"

She continued: 

"It doesn’t get easier, I just continue to try to adapt to the amputation and keep moving, breathing, living, fighting.... I wish you had seen me get older, I wish you could have met my future children, I wish you could still watch me on The View every day and laugh about how crazy the world is."

Meghan went on to conclude by encouraging others in mourning. She wrapped up by saying: 

"You’re still the sun in the center of my universe and always will be. To everyone out there who has done this - you’re not alone. Don’t be ashamed of the pain or the process, I am not."

Meghan ended with a quote from Asaf Avidan which said: "One day we’ll be old, and think of all the stories that we could have told." 

A day later, Meghan thanked her mother for helping her through her grief. She again took to Instagram to call her mother the "toughest and most resilient." 

She wrote: 

"I love you Mom @cindymccain - grateful for your love, strength, never ending support and always knowing how to perfectly wear black turtle necks and Chanel. You’re the toughest and most resilient of us all. Thank you for selflessly guiding us through and being a bright light in so much dark."

Meghan's heartfelt words were soon followed by more fiery comments when she shared her input on "The View" on Tuesday. 

She and her co-hosts were addressing controversial comments made by Congressman Steven King. The Iowa Representative spoke to the Times on Thursday. 

He said at the time: 

“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive? Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?”

In consideration of King's history of racist comments, Meghan let him have it. 

She exclaimed: 

"I condemn him. He should step down. He's racist and he is bad for the party. [I] would like us to move forward and past things that I thought were done in the '60s." 

The women of "The View" went on to discuss the border wall. They got into it when one of them proposed that Trump supporters might all be racist. Meghan vehemently denied the suggestion.

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