Thursday, December 07, 2006

I'm Not Worthy!

I love my kids with all my heart! L and I have sacrificed a lot for our kids. We've always tried to help them through life's hurdles, and we were there to catch them when they fell. We don't expect any pats on the back for our sacrifices; it's what parents do. It's our gift of love to our children. However, we haven't given 10% of what the father in the following article has given to his son.

Click on the link below, and make sure you watch the video at the end of the article. I defy you to tell me you read this without getting teary-eyed!

http://cjcphoto.com/can/

Thanks Nancy Drew, for sending me this awesome article.

13 Comments:

At 12/07/2006 6:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I saw these two on Oprah once. There's another story circulating here right now about a San Francisco father who died to try to help his family get rescued in an Oregon forest. I don't normally get sappy about the news, but I did get teary eyed over that. :-(

 
At 12/07/2006 7:39 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Notta, I was going to do a post about winter survival skills after following the Kim family's tragedy, but I decided that this happy post was more suitable today.

It seems like every time I start feeling sorry for myself, something like that father appears to show me how lucky I really am.

 
At 12/07/2006 11:28 PM, Blogger Nancy Drew said...

*heart melt* thanks for posting that...and for considering posting on the Kim family...that really got to me too, Tshsmom...

 
At 12/07/2006 11:44 PM, Blogger MonicaR said...

I have seen this video before. Amazing guy. Really an amazing father.

 
At 12/08/2006 6:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes he is. I see that. You know I am sitting here watching this and my eyes are just flowing with tears and B is standing next to me going mommy's crying. And I couldnt even begin to share with my two year old why I had tears in my eyes or down my cheeks. Yes its early for one but I really dont think it would matter what time of day I watched this. Its a really amazing story and I am also familiar with the Kim story. Is the father deceased then that left his family in the car to go look for help. Its been on the news but I missed that part if it is true. Yes post about them really. I think it will give us all some things to think about.

 
At 12/08/2006 7:39 AM, Blogger Vancouver Voyeur said...

I'd say this guy deserves Father of the Year and more. Also, at some point, post about winter survival. You never know who it might reach.

 
At 12/08/2006 7:55 AM, Blogger Laura said...

Oh yeah, I have seen a tv spot on this guy and his son. It's really amazing. It also goes to show everyone that just because someone is physically disabled does not mean you can write them off - there's a brain in there with the same desires and needs as the rest of us. We too often associate physical and mental ability with each other.

 
At 12/08/2006 9:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've seen this before. It's mind-blowing. What gets to me is the fact that they were told that "nothing is going on in his brain," but in the video, you see him graduating.

 
At 12/08/2006 6:10 PM, Blogger Gardenia said...

A few tears? I'm crying so hard I can barely write this comment. Boy, this beautiful story really puts things in perspective for us, doesn't it? I can't wait to go home. Family is it!

That song, "I can only Imagine" always makes me cry too as I picture my son, standing in that green meadown in heaven -

Ya know, being a parent isn't easy - but perhaps when we have a harder job than most parents, do ya think God thinks we are pretty special ourselves to carry these kids in our hearts and arms! What a sacred trust!

Well, now I'm speechless - bless you for posting this.

 
At 12/08/2006 7:49 PM, Blogger Squirl said...

What a wonderful soul-building experience for that man and his son. It's truly awe-inspiring.

So sad about the Kim family.

 
At 12/09/2006 6:28 AM, Blogger tshsmom said...

ND, thank YOU for sending me the link! I hadn't heard of this family before. That father makes me feel like a slacker!

Monica, that family really proved the system wrong, didn't they?

Tweets, this story makes us all grateful for the mischief our kids are able to get into.

VV, after following the Kim story, I feel compelled to post about winter survival. You never know whose life it will save in this season of holiday travel.

Laura, that's the message I got too. Where would the son be if his family had written him off?

Euro, apparantly the son has a job too!

D, I DO believe that God entrusts his special souls to parents who will give their all for them!

Squirl, that's why I feel so unworthy. My kid's problems are miniscule compared to that family!

The tragic part of the Kim story is that the whole thing was avoidable.

 
At 12/10/2006 3:14 PM, Blogger Vancouver Voyeur said...

tshsmom, my son thinks I'm nuts when we go out for just a quick trip to the store and I insist he dress appropriately. He'll argue that he's just going from the house to the car and to the store and won't be out in the elements that long. I say, you never know when the car will break down and you will have to walk to get help. When I lived in NH, I always kept a box in the back that had water, non-perishable food supplies, blankets, snow pants, gloves, boots, batteries, flashlights, jumper cables, a shovel, emergency flares, salt and/or sand, and other things that might be needed if we went off the road into a snow drift and got stuck for a while. You just never know. Plus because of the mountains, there was little to no cell service up there and little chance of calling anyone for help in case of emergency.

 
At 12/10/2006 6:10 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

VV, change the sand to kitty litter, and add a pillar candle in a coffee can, and you have MY winter car supplies!
When we first got married, L used to laugh when I'd put this stuff in the car every fall. After we USED the stuff a couple of times, he quit laughing!

 

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