Sunday, August 24, 2008

This One's for Ethan


I was doing a bit of browsing this morning and came across this tragic story of Ethan and his Grandfather John and the site dedicated to them (linked through a post from Writer Dad). I can't even begin to imagine the heartache that this family has gone through. But when I read about how they were attempting to get as many people as possible watch Star Wars on what would have been Ethan's 7th birthday last Thursday the 21st, I decided to add a small tribute of my own.

I would only ask that you watch this clip, think of Ethan (my guess is he would have liked it), and give your own kids a big hug today.

5 comments:

Writer Dad said...

I watched Star Wars with my children for the first time this weekend. My own daughter is just shy of seven, so the story hit especially close to home. Ethan never left my mind. Happy Monday, and have a great week.

DC Urban Dad said...

I cannot wait to watch Star Wars with my Mini-Kamp.

Thanks for sharing the links

James Austin said...

@Writer Dad - Thanks for stopping by and for alerting me to this story on your site. It really hits home all over again how precious life really is to read about a tragedy like this.

@DC - Same here with Luke, especially given his name and the title of this blog.

Jasper Mockingbard said...

I remember seeing Star Wars in 1977. I hope that my daughter can appreciate it enough to remember it when she is my age. She is a bit young for it now, but maybe in a few years.

James Austin said...

@Jasper - I can't wait to watch tons of movies with Luke. I just hope he is game when the time comes.