Monday, January 23, 2012

*Life is in the journey!* ~ "You Can"


Life's Inspirational Valiant Endeavors
~ “You Can” ~
This is the story of Rick and, his father, Dick Hoyt.
Born without the ability to move or speak, Rick is the inspiration that has moved his father to run for him for over two decades. Among the oldest, out of thousands they have competed against, Dick Hoyt has pushed, pulled and carried his son in over 950 races, 60 marathons… and 6 iron man competitions (That’s a 2.4 mile swim, carrying his son along with him, a 112 mile bike ride with his son leading the way and a 26.2 mile run, ending only when they crossed the finish line.)   

“I may be disabled, but I live a very fulfilling life.”
~ Rick Hoyt

Hero, defined by Merriam-Webster, might lead one to believe in fairy tales.
a: a mythological or legendary figure
often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability
b: an illustrious warrior
c: a man (or woman thank you very much) admired for his/her achievements
and noble qualities (Okay, getting warmer.)
d: one who shows great courage (…warmer still)

 I like to think it is the man, woman and child who show great love, respect and devotion every day for their son and brother. 
Dick Hoyt is a Hero by most standards.
He loves his son.
So he runs.
What defines this father as, Hero, in my heart is this…
Rain or shine, he shows up.
Life is in the journey!
You Can!

~ Life is in the journey! ~

Joy My Friends!

"The best way out is always through."
~ Robert Frost


  1. Thanks, Connie! Makes me cry every time.

  2. Love that story. Talk about a hero.

    And I'm so glad you left a comment on my blog. Your blog isn't linked to your follower profile and so I couldn't find you to follow back until you posted.

  3. Done. Thanks for the heads up, L.G.! I had no idea.

    I love this story too!

  4. What a great Robert Frost quote for a Monday morning. Loved the story. So inspirational.

  5. It's one of my favorites, Johanna.

    I've always thought of myself as the type of person who would fight my way if I must ~ Over, Under or Around any mountainous obstacle in my path. But the older I've gotten, the more I realize ~ Confronting Life HEAD ON (pun intended) will get you there quicker!

    Love! That we ALL have the power to do the thing we think we cannot do.

  6. I agree! I actually got to see them once in a marathon I attended to cheer on a friend.

  7. Catherine, that's pretty cool. I get goosebumps every time I watch this video ~ but the interview I happened across with Dick Hoyt was just icing on the cake. It is obvious he has great love for his son, Rick.