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 requests. One day, the son asked his father, "Dad, let's join the Ironman together". To which, his father said "Yes". For those who don'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 is one of my favorite stories, ever!I saw this story on Oprah, a few years ago, and it has never left me. It really shows the strength of the human spirit, and a father's love.
The video, set to this song, really changes the entire tone...and lets you feel the strength of our Father's love.
It is too good not to share, and it is nice to be reminded of these things, every now and then.