Jun 7, 2007

My Hero

Some of you who have known me awhile are familiar with this story. I have shared their story a couple of times, but have just recently found it on YouTube. Ironman Videos has signed an agreement with YouTube, so it's OK to download and share.

I don't really toss around the term Hero too often, and I don't really have that many people that I would call a true hero. But Dick Hoyt makes me want to be a better dad, and makes me want to try harder for Skyler.

When I run with Skyler, I know just a little bit about how Dick feels. He is truly amazing.

Enjoy these videos. The best part to me comes at the end of the first one where Al Troutwig, the narrator, talks about the meaning of life.

I have watched this over 100 times I'll bet, and still can't make it through without getting emotional.


  1. Anonymous10:08 AM

    Be a "better" dad? I think you're a great dad. Skyler's very lucky.

  2. Thanks Dick, but you should see me when Skyler is being a teen and I am ready to sell him into slavery...

  3. Anonymous10:55 AM

    I don't believe that for a minute.

  4. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Anonymous3:25 PM

    That was great.

    Oh, and let me know what going rate for a teenager is, because I'll be there in a few more years.

  6. I know it's so un-Ho-like to admit I cried, but I did.

  7. Anonymous9:48 AM

    Ooooh, Dick, *I* believe it. I believe it 100%. ANY parent has times when they're ready to put their children out with the trash. Parents of special needs children? doubly so. The fact that we DON'T do it in a fit of pique is, I think, a testament to our self-control.

    Meanwhile, I don't know if Blogger is Buggered or what, but I cant see da' viddie an' I WANNA!! I WANNA I WANNA I WANNNA!!!

  8. That was moving and humbling. And I'm with Kristi-- I admit that my eyes were welling up.

    Every day at work, I see the results of bad parenting or non-parenting. It's good to be reminded that there are people on the other side of the spectrum.

  9. Thanks all, I just love that line at the end, "If you've ever searched for the meaning of life, stop..."

  10. wow is all i can say between the tears