Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Derek Redmond video, David Oliver photos and a few thoughts

If you've been watching the Olympics, you've probably seen a commercial that Visa made from this. It's really inspiring to watch, both to show the determination of a man to finish what he started, as well as the love and support of a father for his son.

I watch this and know that my Dad would have done the same thing. My Dad was someone who I saw do things like running into traffic to scoop up a fallen cyclist and carry her to safety (while we held our collective breath and prayed he wouldn't get hit by a car). And he would do anything for his family. I was lucky to have a father like him.

This video isn't about him. It's about someone else's dad. But it's about love, and that love reminds me of my wonderful parents and brings tears to my eyes as I watch this touching scene and feel how much I miss my Dad (and my Mom).

Okay, I don't want to be a complete downer, so let me share some Olympic eye candy. Marc are I have been admiring hurdler David Oliver. In case you didn't see him, have a look...

1 comment:

Dantallion said...

An extraordinary post, Jess. And a wonderful testament to you, and your relationship with your parents.