I Can Only Imagine

This video never fails to bring tears to my eyes. What a magnificent man and his love for his son.  It makes me think of my son here who has given of his life to take care of me…..who has told his brother back east not to worry…that if he gets down, he will take care of him too….of my son here who suffers daily with pain from his spine and yet he keeps on.  It makes me think of my son back east who pushes himself to the brink to make sure he can take care of his daughter and wife. I think of my son back east who works long hours, spends hours ensuring that his daughter is safe and can be all that she can be…who takes care of his wife and loves them both so dearly. He is such a wonderful father. Both of my sons inspire me in their strength and their determination to take care of those they love and their determination to work. Someone said to me not long ago…well I can’t do what you do or your sons do and my reply was  “why not?  We are all capable”.

“Whatever you think you CAN or CAN”T DO…..you will be right”

If you think you can’t, you will never try. And if you think you can…..you will find that your resilience and strength are greater than  you think. And yet, many are content to just sit back and take when so many who are struggling to push to prove they can.

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As I watched this video with tears in my eyes, I thought about my sons and about son here telling me not to worry if I get where I can’t get up….that he will get a dolly and put a chair on it and wheel me around. Now many may find that funny but what it was for me was the knowledge that my son was willing to sacrifice so that I could feel movement….so that I could be part of the world. He truly understands what that means.

I loved what the man’s son told his dad about what it felt like when they ran….he in that special chair his Dad pushed and the Dad running. The son said “when we were running, it felt like I wasn’t disabled anymore!”  That is what it feels like in my power chair …like I am running and free.

Sadly, due to a glitch in the Medicare system, no one out here will fix my chair because they didn’t sell it to me.  For someone who can’t get up and go that is the most wonderful feeling in the world…to feel like you are running, the wind blowing through your hair and to have that taken away is devastating.

This man in the video is a hero….especially to his son.   My son’s are heroes to me. I listen to my son back east as he is at horse shows so his daughter can compete or working long hours at work and he is so exhausted he can barely go and yet out of love….he puts her first and pushes himself hard to keep going and doing. I look at my son here who pushes hard to keep taking care of me…who has given up just to take care of me and yet says he wants to and does not mind.  They are heroes to me.  These are my heroes…….my sons.


We all have the potential to be heroes …..a wonderful role model…to someone. We also have the potential to be a bad role model to someone by our actions or non-actions. It is up to us. I push hard…because I believe we are put in this world to do our best, to help others and to be heroes in our own little corner. Son here tells me I am a heroe because he sees me battle the pain and health issues I do and says he doesn’t know how I do it. That is enough for me. But, I will never quit trying, never give up. We only pass through this world once and I believe we should make the best of it.

“I shall pass through this world but once. Any good
therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can
show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me
not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this
way again.”

Can you imagine what this world would be like if everyone strove to be a hero to someone. Can you imagine if people began to think of others instead of themselves?  Can you imagine what it would be like to see the world filled with harmony and love?  Can you imagine if people started reaching out to others with love?  I can.

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“To the world you may be  just one person, but to one person you may be the world.

So, reach out and be a hero to someone and lift someone up. In doing so…you will lift yourself.

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