Roughly two months after the death of John McCain, his daughter Meghan took time to honor her late dad on social media with a heartfelt tribute.
“The View” co-host posted a photo of herself and her father sitting together. Gone is the senator's typical suit, replaced with a rarely seen look of him in a T-shirt, jeans and a baseball cap. They’re both smiling to the camera.
“66 days. I wake up every morning still instinctually trying and reaching to call you on the phone. I miss you so much Dad it physically hurts my heart,” Meghan wrote in the caption.
She continued: “I miss your laugh, your voice, your dark sense of humor, the way you always made me feel safe in a world that seems to have lost its way. I miss your dry ribs and grilled chicken. I miss you singing The Beach Boys on the porch. I miss waking up and drinking cappuccino and reading the New York Times together. I miss your old far side t-shirts and watching John Wayne movies. I miss hiking across the creek to the top of the mountain and watching the black hawks. I miss the way you cooked eggs and bacon. I love you forever. Stay with me.”
Sen. John McCain died in August at 81 years old after turning down further medical treatment for his pre-diagnosed brain cancer. His daughter took some time off from “The View” to mourn her dad’s passing but returned earlier this month.
"I will be getting back on the horse @TheView Monday October 8th. Thank you all for your patience & understanding ~ “It’s not about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard can you get hit and keep moving forward,” she tweeted at the time.