Tonight I watched another heart touching story.
Another struggle over/with life's inequities.
A medal winning father lost to a young child, hopes achieved, and almost dashed.
It is not that I do not want to know about her life.
But that this battler had a hard life to a degree, losing her father when young, and getting through her latest battle- loss of a sibling just when she was at a peak of her career- while competing at the Athens Olympics. Her sibling lost in an accident as a young married father of two. Like my wife. Single automobile accident.
Like show business- the competition was still on- but how did she really get through that?
Coaches persuade you to.
Well, to give it great thought in a now or never situation, as it were.
And then went on with the help of her family and friends to be a medal winner at the latest Commonwealth games. Watch out London!
Just another tear jerking experience for me maybe, but the kids let me alone enough tonight that after it finished, I was okay to bid them goodnight without a "loss of face"(?)... They have to catch me first- but I am thinking it will be easier as time goes on to show that side of me to them.