99 Balloons

A few weeks ago I was at a church leadership retreat, and one of the speakers (Hi, Kathy!) played this video.  I wept.  It is so very powerful, so affirming of life, happy and heartbreaking at the same time.  It set me even further in the resolve I have about every life, even “flawed” life, being of Divine purpose and immense significance.  It’s an extremely well-done video, and appropriate for even kids to watch (preview it first, though).

(To read more of the story of Eliot’s life, visit his dad’s blog, here.)

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About Karen Joy

I'm a partially-homeschooling mother of six -- 3 boys ages 19, 17 and 15 years old, and three girls: 11, 8, and 3. I like birding, reading, writing, organic gardening, singing, playing guitar, hiking, the outdoors, and books. I very casually lead a very large group of homeschooling families in the Phoenix area. I have a dear hubby who designs homes for a local home builder and who is the worship pastor of our church. I live in the desert, which I used to hate, but now appreciate.

Posted on January 31, 2008, in Birth, Christianity, Family, Medical Stuff, Parenting, Sad Things, Scary stuff. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. What an inspiration!

    I need more tissues.

  2. WOW! What a testimony! Yes, tissues are definitely needed! 😉 (I LOVED the mullet! 😀 )

  3. oh my goodness. tears streaming.

  4. :.-( That makes me cry every time.

  5. Thank you for posting this.

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