Sunday, April 03, 2016

Compassion

Good Morning

Ariadne has chosen the prompt for us at


The word is Compassion 

You all know I have a love of animals ... I've had so many rescue animals I lost count - even frogs and mice were treated if they were found injured. You could call it compassion...

Whether it be for a little bird or a fox cub...


You could say compassion is the many times I've joined in the Race For Life to help those affected by Cancer


But actually I want to tell you a little story of compassion shown by children, the photos are not very good... But the story will warm your heart

Compassion 
My great nephew Ross was born with Moebius Syndrome... His daddy (my nephew) was rushed into hospital on Ross's 3rd Birthday - he passed away suddenly the next day. There were many hurdles for this little boy to overcome.
A few years ago he joined a scout group where his acceptance by the rest of the children had been mediocre - He's the only member with Special Needs


Last July a community relay race was announced in which 4 teams from the Scout Group were to participate ... Ross was adamant he want to take part bless him.
 He was the last boy to go and had to run 1.3 miles which doesn't seem far, but for a boy who amongst other problems has a club foot and muscle wastage in both legs, it was a challenge, especially as it was uphill not once but twice. 

On the first leg coming downhill he was struggling... His Mum began calling out to him to urged him on...


Surprisingly, other Mothers also began calling to urge him on... Then his name was announced over the loud speaker, saying that he was running for the Scouts and he sped up a little...
Then came the act of compassion as his team mates ducked under the barrier and began to run with him... 


They cheered him on and said "You can do it Ross, You can do it! "

And he did!



  Compassion makes a difference - It can give hope when there was none... It can help someone overcome hurdles, it can save lives and in this case it can make you cry as I do everytime I recall the Compassion shown to my much loved great nephew on that day.

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Have a wonderful day

~ Ros ~

17 comments:

Mac Mable said...

That really is compassion. Thank you so much for sharing that beautiful and heartwarming story. One special boy x

Ariadne said...

What a great story!Children can be very hard to each other and especially if there is a child with special needs at their school or class. But if the teachers and grown ups give them an example children follow. I am glad you nephew had the satisfaction to do well at the race and to make new friends!Today I ran a 5000m race for the first time and I really liked it. AriadnefromGreece!

Maria said...

Wonderful photos filled with compassion, Ros! And, the story featuring your great nephew brought tears to my eyes...so heart warming! Thank you for sharing!

Tracy said...

What a beautiful story Ros. It shows us how we are truly to love and support one another. Yay for Ross and yay for you for sharing this. Hugs!

tonilea said...

This made me cry. I know the world of special needs. I know and appreciate kindness and compassion and empathy. Those WITH special needs are often the first to share kindness, compassion and empathy. Sometimes they are blessed to receive these things as well. Not only are they blessed but also the parents/spouses/caretakers. Thank you for a touching post.

Darnell J Knauss said...

That was beautiful, Ros! What a wonderful way to start my day!! Enjoy yours! Hugs, Darnell

Barbara said...

You are not the only one getting teary-eyed over this - what a wonderful experience it must have been for Ross... and everybody who loves him.

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a wonderful and inspiring post Ros! Great photos! Very touching!

Sylvia said...

Such beautiful photo's of compassion, Ros and such a beautiful story for each. Blessing are what happen from the compassion in our hearts and I know you were blessed in each moment. This should have been an Easter post as the story was so poignant. Thank you for your Sunday blessing!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Story like this always bring tears to my eyes, go ROSS!

Stella said...

The story of Ross made me cry.......that's all I can write....
XXXXX

p.s. and your love for animals is heartwarming; that also touched my heart...

Greta said...

Thank you for sharing the wonderful story, Ros! With all the sadness & evil in the world we need reminders of goodness. It did make me cry, but happy tears.

Davi said...

I love your compassion pictures Ros! Okay so now that I can barley see thru the tears,,,, This story of Ross and how compassion makes such a difference is exemplary!! If only the world would grasp that powerful truth! Thank you for sharing Ros :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Ros, your post put a lump in my throat! What an amazing woman you are. This is a wonderful theme and you chose just amazing photographs for it. hugs :)

Diane said...

I love the story and the acts of kindness, makes my heart feel good!! Another wonderful post...and fabulous pictures as well!!

baileyrosy.com said...

Thank you so much for sharing this touching and compassionate story with us Ros it really melted my heart.

Marie

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I loved your animal compassion photographs, but the story of Ross truly touched my heart. You are right, compassion can give hope when there is none. Blessings, my friend!

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