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nancy sv
02-03-2008, 08:51 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4B-r8KJhlE

sunna
02-03-2008, 09:03 AM
Wow. Just...damn.

JoNightshade
02-03-2008, 09:10 AM
Check out their website: http://www.teamhoyt.com/

Their story is really cool.

Hillary
02-03-2008, 10:41 AM
I either had a strange and temporary allergic reaction to my computer, or I cried the whole way through that.

Good Lord, Hillary. Get yourself together!

nancy sv
02-03-2008, 11:02 AM
I found it this morning and have probably watched it twenty times. I've cried each and every time. Wow. Just Wow.

akiwiguy
02-03-2008, 11:22 AM
Wow. Imagine the difference in quality of life if not for his father's decision. Like giving someone you love a gift.. of life.

P.H.Delarran
02-03-2008, 11:29 AM
There's a man who takes fatherhood seriously.

nancy sv
02-03-2008, 11:38 AM
There's a man who takes fatherhood seriously.

That's the understatement of the year!

JJ Cooper
02-03-2008, 12:06 PM
Truly inspirational.

JJ

eldragon
02-03-2008, 07:14 PM
Amazing story, amazing men.

From their website, I couldn't help but to notice this paragraph:


That is not to say that all obstacles are now overcome for the Hoyts. Dick is "still bothered," he says, by people who are discomforted because Rick cannot fully control his tongue while eating. "In restaurants - and it’s only older people mostly - they’ll see Rick’s food being pushed out of his mouth and they’ll leave, or change their table. But I have to say that kind of intolerance is gradually being defeated."

(bolding is mine.)


That's something to think about.

KTC
02-03-2008, 07:31 PM
Thanks for making me cry so early on a Sunday morning.

Devil Ledbetter
02-03-2008, 07:46 PM
I was familiar with that story. It is very moving.

Have you seen the story that won the 2007 Pulitzer for photography? A Mother's Journey. (http://www.sacbee.com/static/newsroom/swf/april07/mother/?=)

Click "CAPTION" to read the captions.

dolores haze
02-03-2008, 08:12 PM
I was familiar with that story. It is very moving.

Have you seen the story that won the 2007 Pulitzer for photography? A Mother's Journey. (http://www.sacbee.com/static/newsroom/swf/april07/mother/?=)

Click "CAPTION" to read the captions.


Watching that was sheer agony, but I thank you for sharing it.

nancy sv
02-03-2008, 08:18 PM
Wow Devil - thanks for sharing. Here I am in tears all over again.

ZannaPerry
02-03-2008, 08:26 PM
that's makes me smile, actually. But in a good way. Imagine a father doing all that for his son. Just because he was handicapped doesn't make him unable, you know what I mean? This video proved that, and the length his father vowed to show him the world.

sunna
02-03-2008, 08:27 PM
I was familiar with that story. It is very moving.

Have you seen the story that won the 2007 Pulitzer for photography? A Mother's Journey. (http://www.sacbee.com/static/newsroom/swf/april07/mother/?=)

Click "CAPTION" to read the captions.


It's been a long time since a picture made me cry.

I'm gonna go blow my nose now.

KTC
02-03-2008, 08:31 PM
I was familiar with that story. It is very moving.

Have you seen the story that won the 2007 Pulitzer for photography? A Mother's Journey. (http://www.sacbee.com/static/newsroom/swf/april07/mother/?=)

Click "CAPTION" to read the captions.


Oh my god.

CBeasy
02-03-2008, 08:50 PM
I'm with KTC on this one. I'm not one for tears, but damn. Damn. I think I'm gonna call my mom.

Cranky
02-03-2008, 08:55 PM
It's been a long time since a picture made me cry.

I'm gonna go blow my nose now.

I've had to learn not to click on stuff like that when my kids are around. They always want to know why I'm crying. This one made me want to bawl buckets of tears.

TrainofThought
02-03-2008, 09:35 PM
Thanks for the Sunday tears, nancy and DL.

nancy sv
02-03-2008, 10:34 PM
You know, it's funny. We get emails from people all the time telling us how we've inspired them to go out and do something as a family. They say we've shown them the possibilities and all that. There is a part of my brain that says that what my husband did last year hauling our two boys around the USA and Mexico on the triple bike was incredible - but then I hear about people like these two and I crumble. Dang - I'm just in awe. What we did is nothing compared to what they do.

P.H.Delarran
02-03-2008, 11:02 PM
But Nancy, I think you would if you needed to (heaven forbid!) The point is, you're putting the extra effort into your family to give them an incredible journey through life. And inspiring others to do so. We only get one shot with our kids, then they're gone, either into adulthood or otherwise.

nancy sv
02-03-2008, 11:05 PM
Thanks P.H. I do hope we can inspire people to get out of the rat race (in some way, shape, or form) to take time with their kids. You are right - we've only got one shot at it and need to do our best. That's gonna be my new motto!!

jannawrites
02-04-2008, 07:36 AM
Oh my Lord in Heaven. *wipes tears streaming down face* I can't remember the last time I saw something so touching and heartwrenching. And that it's set to one of my favorite songs EVER makes it even more amazing.

Thanks so much for sharing this, Nancy. :Hug2:

jannawrites
02-04-2008, 07:38 AM
I was familiar with that story. It is very moving.

Have you seen the story that won the 2007 Pulitzer for photography? A Mother's Journey. (http://www.sacbee.com/static/newsroom/swf/april07/mother/?=)

Click "CAPTION" to read the captions.

I'm afraid to watch it. I just got the tears to stop flowing from the father's story. I'll work my way up to it, though.

ETA: Okay, I watched it. And saturated a second tissue. *tries to compose self*

nancy sv
02-04-2008, 08:41 AM
I was in tears all day yesterday Janna. I just couldn't stop watching that - over and over and over again. It's just such an incredibly powerful message.

JoNightshade
02-04-2008, 09:26 AM
I thought it was cool to learn that the son works at Boston College developing eye-movement control programs. Talk about the perfect person for the perfect job! :)