Just try…not to cry…watching this guy…reach the sky.
I am curious, not fearful or unafraid. I have delivered babies into this world. I have held the dying until their departure. Life, what is if for? What is it about? Do I know or don't I? Knowledge is elusive and never complete. The more I know, the more I know I don't know.
My boss once asked me if I knew what I was doing. "No sir," was my reply, "but that has never stopped me before." This is one of those valuable lessons my mom taught me. Just because you don't know doesn't mean you shouldn't. I am willing. I am not always able. I have heard that "If it is worth doing, it is worth doing until you get it right." Here am I, send me.
What is there about me that is different than all the rest? Possibly not all that much. I am a soul longing to do more, share more and know more. Born into a body in 1960, my parents raised me and continue to show me. My wife loves me. My children teach me. My friends stand by me. I share in this journey with many others. I am grateful.
I have experienced more than 30 years as a husband, more than 30 years as a dad, and more than 30 years in the fire service. I continue to grow, feel and learn; and too, I diminish, numb, and forget. In honor or disgrace, blame or praise, I am prepared.
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Tears still falling. Thank you for sharing this — a beautiful gift with perfect timing.
Totally awesome! I admire his spirit and his determination
It thought of you when I watched. 🙂 It also reminded me of my uncle RC who has learned to walk again more than once. He is a hero of gigantic proportion. You are both special.
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We are so much more powerful than we realize. Do not let ANYONE tell you that you can not do something. Ever!
Inspiring, indeed. We are so much more powerful than we understand. Thanks for this reminder. hugs, pat
Vary cool! Peace Jaz