Marty's Joke of the Day

Marty's Joke of the day is an internet column that I've written for more than 5 years.
I tell humorous stories about my "sweet wife" and raising our 4 young sons, named #1, #2, #3, and #4.
After 5 years of story telling, in August of 2005, doctors found a brain tumor in son #4.
Our focus here has changed little as we still try to find humor in our lives.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

3/18 - Count your blessings

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

What? Is this 3 issues in 1 week??

That’s got to be a record!

Son #4 went skiing today with the Utah School for the blind. They go every Tuesday this year, and I even got to go with them last week. Fun fun!

Now, there’s a little boy in Son #4’s school who’s a year younger than son #4. They ride the bus to and from school together, and they’ve become fast friends. Both have had brain tumors, (apparently Gabe still does) and both are legally blind. But, today Gabe didn’t go skiing with the school. He’s in St. George. Yes, he’s in warm sunny St. George on a fully paid vacation with his family. Not only a vacation, but while they are gone, they’re getting a brand new house built! Monday son #4’s class got to go see Gabe’s house demolished, and within a week, he’ll have a brand new home in the same spot. Sort of like a local home make-over on steroids. Son #4 and Gabe even got to sit on the back of the fire truck and spray water at the house!

Ok, least you think these guys are “lucky” to have received a brand new home, count your own blessings. There is always someone who is luckier than you, and then there is always someone who isn’t as lucky as you. I don’t think I’d trade their problems for mine in a heartbeat. I don’t think you would either after you read their story;

ABC News Story

Salt Lake Tribune Story

Taylorsville/Kearns Journal front page story

Heart 2 Home Project

Home building project Live Camera

Gabe, the Jazz Bear, and son #4

Like I said before, count your blessings...
Enjoy Today’s Jokes


  • At 12:54 PM, Blogger LACY said…

    That is so awesome! We have had some great weather down here. I may have to steal your lucky quote! IT's so true.


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