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Monday, June 30, 2008

99 Balloons

I recently became addicted to the art of stumbling here on the internet. Through my stumble tool bar, I came across this video today that has left me in awe and in tears. I have watched this video several times, and each time I see it I find myself crying for the love and the loss that this family has endured.

I can not tell you how old this video is. I only know that the first comments posted on the video were posted 147 days ago at this link. What I can tell you is this: No matter how long ago this took place, the message is timeless. The life of a child is to be cherished and placed on a pedastool. Children are a gift, even when they are only given for a short time.

To the parents of Eliot, and all those with children who are terminally ill, I commend your strength and you ability to celebrate your child's life even while you know that life will end far too soon.


LisaPetrarcaBlog said...

Thanks for was hard to watch knowing what the outcome would be, but wonderful to see the family's faith in the knowledge that they will be together one day soon.

The Fourth of July is a hard time for my family because we lost my brother (at the age of 21) in a car accident 16 years ago. We also know that someday we will see him again.

Beautiful and touching video!!

Liss said...

This was so sad. I can only imagine the pain felt by family such as thing when losing a child.
How brave they were and how beautiful it was to see the celebrate every day of his life.
I cried from start to finish.