Saturday, September 13, 2008

This made me cry. Sob, actually.

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15 comments:

Di said...

Me too!!! It was the most beautiful story, but also one that made you know how many children are dealing with their parents not being with them for many reasons. Hang onto your family, as I know you do!
hugs, di

Anna said...

It gave me goosebumps! I currently have a brother serving in Iraq and he's coming home soon. :)

The only question I have: Did they win the game? I don't know if I just didn't read it well enough or the reporter didn't put it in.

Omaha Mama said...

Yes! Burke won, 59-14.
How cool to think of that game ball being sent away to a proud dad. Now I'm crying again. Sniff.

nikkis30by30 said...

**sniff sniff**

I am such a sap for these things. Thank you for sharing this!!! What an awesome story. Really. Awesome.

Gotta get some tissue.

Maddy said...

Fabulous Father. Brilliant boy. Fearless family.
Best wishes

Anna said...

Good for Burke! I saw the article in today's paper after reading and commenting and I thought they did a good job with the article and clearly Burke did a good job with the football. :)

jen said...

i think we fail too often to acknowledge the human toll of the decisions being made, and that article reminded me of that again. thank you for sharing that.

Mama said...

What a dad! He didn't over play anything just wished his son and the team "Good Luck". How humble. I can't stand to have my child away on a cruise. How would I handle a family member in Iraq. War is dumb!

Mama said...

My plan- rock, paper, scissors. 5 out of 7 wins or gets their choice over whatever the dispute is about.

Be Inspired Always said...

Beautiful story, I'm glad I stopped by your blog tonight, it'll inspire me to move into tomorrow with a open and much more content heart!


Thank you for that.

Jillian

Aliki2006 said...

This was heart-wrenching--in good and difficult ways. Thanks for posting...

Jen said...

Thanks for posting this - I enjoyed reading it...and definitely tears here.

Jen said...

Thanks for posting this - I enjoyed reading it...and definitely tears here.

Midwest Beach Girl said...

awwww.... a nice piece of NE for me to see. Thanks OM.

Michelle said...

I definitely shed a few tears reading that! I was going to ask if they won but then saw your comment above...they didn't just win, they blew them out! How awsome the game ball is going over to his dad, along with tapes of all the games too.

I'm trying not to think that we'll be going through this next year.