I was reminded of this little video when a client came in the other day and told me that she had just competed in her very first triathlon.  Eagerly, I scoured YouTube to be able to share it with you.

You’ve probably heard it or seen it before, but it’s about a son who was born in 1962.  One day he, who is only able to communicate by computer, asked his father to run a race with him.  The father agreed and the rest is history.

(I should mention that this particular race consists of 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of biking and 26.2 miles of running!)

I hope that I love Bennett this well.

It is impossible for me to get through the first 2:00 minutes without bursting into tears of utter wonder at this father’s love!  (Even Brian cried the very first time he saw it.)  So beautiful!  So moving!  No matter what kind of day I’m having, this reminder of a father’s commitment to his child is always guaranteed to turn it around.

If you’d like more background, here’s the father being interviewed. He’s incredibly humble about the whole thing.

*happy sigh*


  1. August 18, 2012

    Thank you so much for sharing that Suzy! What an inspiring way to start the day! Such love, it’s a beautiful thing! <3

  2. August 18, 2012

    Oh Suzy that was just beautiful!

  3. When I see this, I can’t help but realize in a modern-day way what it looks like for a father to care for his child. I know the Lord loves us in that way (and greater) and that truth sinks into my heart a little deeper every time that I draw that parallel.

  4. August 18, 2012

    Love like that can only be a gift from our Father; boundless, constant and persevering. Thank you for my morning tears and starting my day with the inspiration of the spirit of this man and his son.

  5. August 18, 2012

    I love this expression of love.
    Sacrificial love.

  6. August 18, 2012

    You know, I have to confess that when people email me links and say that it left them in tears, I am usually touched, but rarely cry. Not so with this video. Not only is this a beautiful story of sacrificial love, but it reminds me that our Father saw us in all our sin and brokenness and inability and said, “That’s ok. I’ll take care of it for you. I’m going on a great journey and I want you to come with me.”

  7. August 20, 2012

    I have seen this before. So amazing. So much heart. What an example of true love. <3

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