Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day! 99 Balloons

One of the first things my son did this morning was repeat over and over how I needed to see this video about 99 balloons. He had mentioned it on the ride home from Dad's house last night, and hadn't forgotten about it this morning. Usually, when he repeats things many times like this, it means it's important to him or something he really likes.
I kept thinking it was another youtube video about Rock Band guitar or drum riffs. No siree. You may have already seen this video, but if you haven't I implore you to see it. On Father's Day especially!

Here is the link: Eliot's Story

My boy was wiping tears away from his eyes after the first 30 seconds. That then had me going. It was his second time viewing the video... I love how he is affected by life and the stories of others. I love how life hasn't beaten that out of him. And I love that he is OK with showing that kind of emotion. Total gift to experience life with him.

Happy Father's Day! Enjoy life. Savor family and kids! And forget that the house is dirty.


Melissa Fed said...

at youth conference last year! They actually were pregnant again this spring and I would love to know if they had the baby! If you ever hear let me know!

Raz said...

They did! They had a baby girl.
Here's their website:

The atypical life:

Been of your life said...

Ok, balled my eyes out, still balling. Crazy powerful example.