The World Was My Father’s Backyard

My Dad Loved Colorado. He taught me that taking the time to experience all that is has to offer is well worth the effort. He of all people, knew that the greatest adventures are waiting in your own backyard but as he grew older he realized that his backyard was the entire world. For 20 years, my folks called Hawaii home and I was so fortunate to be able to appreciate all of the little things that make it special. I produced and dedicated this video to my Father on his 80th Birthday so he could see and feel what he could no longer do as the grip of Parkinson’s disease progressed. I hope you take this five minute holiday..who knows, it may make your backyard bigger as well.

4 thoughts on “The World Was My Father’s Backyard

  1. Ahh Michael…this made me smile and made me feel good as I imagined strolling along the beaches, watching the surfers and feeling the wind of the ocean at my face…and then I imagined the love so great in your heart for your father, the one you created it for. And I imagined your father silently watching this video and seeing, not just Oahu and it’s beautiful scenery but seeing and knowing also the love that is in your heart for him and I am sure this comforted him as he watched the video.
    I don’t know if you read my latest blog post but I recently became a personal trainer. Two of my clients have Parkinson’s. One was diagnosed maybe up to fifteen years ago and he comes and trains at the gym four days a week to do his best to keep what he can keep. It is a horrible disease, as you said and I have only had this little glimpse. My heart goes out to you and my prayers during this time. I hope you continue to write about your dad as I am certain there is healing in that.

    • Hi Bethany, Thanks so much for watching and for your thoughtful comments. As you can see I have been absent from blogging for some time and its great to get back to it. Congrats on your accomplishments and I think its great that you are working with folks with Parkinson’s, I wish my Dad had been more proactive with it earlier but he had so many ailments. Michael (Scott)

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