I experienced a very moving and touching act from one Fathers children.
(God this is hard to write)
As you all know it was Fathers day yesterday. A lot of people buy these red letter days out.
I was working as the duty gliding instructor and was called to the office to pickup my next student. There sat in a wheelchair was Jim (not real name)
surrounded by his family. Jim was in pretty poor shape, suffering from some sort of motor neuron disease. I wasn't sure we could accommodate him.
Jim's Mother approached me and said that it had always been his dream to fly in a Glider and that his outlook was not good and wanted to try and fly before it was too late.
What could i say to this man. I had a chat with him and his wife and felt we could do this, hell we were going to do this.
we got him into a parachute he would never be able to use, and strapped him in the aircraft, we had a great time, i even got him on the controls and let him fly the thing, ok with a bit of help. when we landed
his two young daughters came running up and hugged him as he sat in the glider there were tears all round.
I dont know what im trying to say here, but it just seemed to me that my struggle with quitting smoking seemed insignificant . I want to live long enough to see my Children grow to adulthood, i want to experience more of what life has to offer, good or bad.
Sorry for going on.
Have a great smoke free day everyone