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Wednesday, 17 December 2008

The Greatest Love of All

A colleague sent me an e-mail, about what a father did for his son. It read:

"A son said to his father: 'Dad, would you be willingly run a marathon with me?'

The father, despite his age and heart disease, said 'YES'.

And they ran that marathon, together.

The son asked his father again: 'Dad, can you run another marathon with me?' Again the father said 'YES'.

They ran another marathon, together.

One day, the son asked his father: 'Dad would please do the Iron Man with me?'

Now, just in case you don't know, 'The Iron Man' is the toughest triathlon in existence; 4km swimming, then 180 km by bike, and finally another 42 km running, in one stroke. Again the father said 'YES'

Maybe this hasn't 'touched' you by heart yet ... until you watch this video (put on the sound!) ..."


The message ended with a link to a youtube. Little that I know the e-mail was true. What's more, the whole thing really touched me and I am not ashamed to say that I shed tears watching it. Try it yourself ..



I traced related videos for more stories of the father and son. Here's one I wish to share with all. Visit their website here to read more about the Hoyt family. God bless!

3 comments:

Princess Gizmo said...

This is a beautiful relationship between father & son.. *sob, sob*

Yesterday, I listened to Spice Girls (yes Spice Girls! Hehehe). I listened to their song, Mama.. I got all watery!!! I was like.. Yes, w/out our mummy, we are nothing..

*sigh* life is too short..we must treasure everyone/everything we love around us.. I love my mummy, daddy, hubby, sisters & my cats!! LOL.. They are irreplaceable.. They are my greatest treasure till the day I die..

So all people out there.. Treasure them while you still alive.

Suzila A said...

Yes. It made me cry too. I am closer to my mum than to my dad so when seeing this, my heart melts. No matter how many times I play these videos, my tears just keep falling.

Indeed, a very inspiring life journey. The Hoyts are true heroes ever exist this century!

The greatest love of all is the love you have for your families. No matter what happens, no matter how much your heart aches, you still come back and forever be part of each other.

Yes, we should treasure them while we are still alive!

Nurul said...

waahh cer.. Iam touched looking at those video of the father and his son..

I AM AN ARIES: The Daredevil (huh??)

Energetic (yea, in many ways)

Adventurous and spontaneous (definitely)

Confident and enthusiastic (yup!)

Fun (hmm ... I should ask my friends that!)

Loves a challenge (100%)

EXTREMELY impatient (well, I hate waiting. Does that count??)

Sometimes selfish (am I??)

Short fuse; easily angered (hell yeah!)

Lively, passionate and sharp wit (hmm ... No comment!)

Outgoing (for sure!)

Lose interest quickly - easily bored (most of the time)

Egostical (in some ways; my baby says "in MANY ways" LOL!!)

Courageous and assertive (I agree!)

Tends to be physical and athletic (hmm ... Naah!!)

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