Saturday, April 11, 2009
A friend of mine sent me this video and said it reminded her of me...what a compliment!
If you have never heard of Dick Hoyt and his son Rick, you really should watch this video. Rick has cerebral palsy. He cannot talk or walk, yet his family insist on giving him an as normal life as possible. Well Rick has completed High school and is in college, but the most amazing thing is that this young man has completed over a thousand marathons and triathlons (including the Ironman several times). This is not normal, this is extraordinary! Dick has pulled, ridden and pushed his son to experiences only few of us can even imagine! It is so apparent that Dick draws his strength from his love for his son - just look at their expressions at the finish.
I am posting this here today to illustrate that we are stronger than we think. We can push ourselves to accomplish amazing things. We just need to believe we can do it and find our inspiration to do it.
Keep on running, and thanks, Sue for reminding me about team Hoyt!