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A Father’s Love: Team Hoyt

Over the New Years retreat, Father Rusty asked if we could play this video.



We played it after a set of small group sessions, and since each team seemed to stagger in separately, I got to see it six times. Each time, full tears streamed down my face. Each time, I was in awe of this father’s love for his son.

Team Hoyt is made up of Dick (age 65) and Rick (age 47) Hoyt – the two entered their first race together because Rick wanted to participate in a charity run for local lacrosse player who had been paralyzed in an accident in 1977. The video above is from a full IronMan race. And, here is their story from the IronMan:



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  • calista
    April 13, 2009 at 5:44 am

    My Redeemer Lives, is one of my all time FAVORITE songs, loved this!
    Thanks for stopping by!

  • Liz
    April 13, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    So inspiring! Thanks for sharing this!

  • nowealthbutlife
    April 14, 2009 at 2:18 am

    That video is amazing. I want to be able to love (and fight for the people that I love) that way.

  • Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend
    April 14, 2009 at 3:04 am

    One of my all time favorite songs…love it…no matter who sings it…
    Hope you will stop by my blog and meet baby Jack, our little miracle.