Friday, May 24, 2013

Feeling Blessed

Today a young man died of Osteosarcoma. I did not know him, I did not know of him either. I just found out about him today and his story touched me.
When a young life is taken so early it brings things into perspective. It reminds us of our healthy children and how lucky we are to tuck them in knowing that they don't hurt and that when we wake them in the morning they'll spring to life (or slowly come alive) and you'll face nothing but the challenges of being a Mom and helping him navigate life. No matter how hard his life is, how challenging it is... he is alive, and for that I am grateful. Hug your kids tight tonight and know that not every Mom is as lucky as we are .
This is Zach Sobiech, he was just a few months older than GP when he died.
Kind of puts things into perspective. He wrote a song and leaves a legacy of love. What a kid; I am sure his mom is hurting tonight, but she must be proud of the  young man he became. RIP Zach. His You tube video is below. Just follow the link. It's worth it. 

6 comments:

Karen said...

Thank you so much for sharing this video with us. What a beautiful tribute to a remarkable young man.

Michelle said...

Bless his heart and what a wonderful video.

Thank you for sharing Brenda.

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful story and with all the bad things that happen to other families I really do appreciate the blessings in my own. Three more days and I will be a grandma, so looking forward to meeting my new grandson.

Debbie

Jenny said...

Oh.

Man.

How sad.

Sending you a hug.

And peace.

Jenny said...

That was a beautiful song. Wow.

Margaret Vasquez @ Split-Site PhD said...

The finality of our existence is rarely faced with this level of courage and optimism. Thank you for posting the YouTube clip, which has several messages. The first, of course, is that it is always best to make the most out of our limited time. The second is that children’s cancer initiatives still need support.


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