Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. Philipians 4:13

As noted earlier I am a sensitive person and being in nursing school has brought that side out in me even more! I had the opportunity to be touched by something inspiring and heart warming in class again yesterdy. My teacher was talking about caregivers and their roles. She explained how taxing it could be and difficult it is since it is a 24 hr job expressed with constant love. It was pretty disheartening at first especially since we had to discuss elder abuse as well! Then she commented on how rewarding it could be in our lives to truly care and love another person. This is what she shared in her slide and the clip she showed:

A son asked his father, 'Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?'  The father who, despite having a heart condition, says 'Yes'.  They went on to complete the marathon together.

  Father and son went on to join other marathons, the father always saying 'Yes' to his son's request of going through the race together.  One day, the son asked his father, 'Dad, let's join the Ironman together.‘
To which, his father said 'Yes.'
For those who didn't know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever.  The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile (3.86 kilometer) ocean swim, followed by a 112 mile (180.2 kilometer) bike ride, and ending with a 26.2 mile (42.195 kilometer) marathon along the coast of the Big Island Father and son went on to complete the race together. 
This explains their story a little bit more, another great clip too:

1 comment:

  1. I love it! Welcome to the blog world. Did you really write all these in one day?? And... we need to talk about the "Stop sign" blog... Also! I'm free for New Years if you'll still be in town- would love to see you!!