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Some of my favorite family memories include time spent on the ice skating rink. My ankles always bend but I've only fallen a couple of times – always when someone else was falling whose hand I was holding and pulled me down. 🙂 My grandkids are always at least slightly impressed to see grandma skate backwards – tho now it's usually on roller skates.
With a whole family who loved ice skating, the winter Olympics were always a favorite in our house – especially the figure skaters. And one of my favorite skaters has always been Scott Hamilton. I have enjoyed watching him for years and remember praying for him a lot when he had his first cancer scare – both for healing and for salvation. So when I spotted this video that was shared by Traci Knoppe, it was especially meaningful to me!
In the process of tracking the link for this heart-touching video down, I also discovered an interview with him from 2009 at The Christian Chronicle, about his book, "The Great Eight: How to Be Happy (even when you have every reason to be miserable)" and spotted these sweet words, "Moving to Nashville where the kids are closer to grandparents…" OK – for all us grandparents, let's all say a big "Awwwwwww" 🙂
A sweet smile and an awesome testimony to cheer the hearts of my Sandwich Generation family, and yours as well, I pray! And a good reminder to all of us (coz I don't always remember either) to pray for the world around us, including actors, actresses, ice skaters, and other famous people we may never meet but whom we enjoy watching. It's a nice way of blessing them back AND can be a great teaching opportunity for us with our grandkids! Have a blessed day!
P.S. Nope, I didn't forget about my mini-series on comforting Bible verses for all of us dealing with grief and loss in AND out of the Sandwich Generation. I had a combination of technical glitches and no time to fix them in time. So I used this article, which I'd been saving for later, and hopefully will have more of my favorite uplifting Bible verses up next Sunday.Such are the joys of the internet.
I know exactly what you mean, Jean. I was sitting there with tears streaming down as I watched it as well. Awesome testimony! 🙂
wow that video brought me to tears. I too have always like Scott Hamilton and even more so now. Thanks. wow, you have made my evening with this video
Scott Hamilton really mentors the younger skaters, he seems to be quite a genuine guy. I’ve heard of his self-help book and it’s on my list of books I’d like to read.
Hi Mary, It does look good, doesn’t it? Now if we just had more time 🙂