August 12, 2010

Perseverance and A Father's Love

I never get tired of watching this Derek Redmond video. I can't say for certain if I saw this live but I know for certain that I saw it. It was hard not to as it was played so many times and made into a commercial.
My children have watched it with me and we have talked about what it means to keep going even when it seems like you have lost the race. And I readily admit that I got choked up a bit when my son said that he knew I would do the same for him.
Some people have turned it into a religious message and that is ok, but I don't want or need it for that. What I see is a teaching moment, a chance to show the kids that finishing the race can be just as or more important than winning it.

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