The Epitome of Dadhood.

Via Roger Wolsey
on Jun 20, 2010
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This is the kind of father that I want to be – even if but metaphorically.

But, should my son ever become paralyzed and ask me to run a marathon with him, I’m on it – low back pain (probably from running too many previous races) be damned.

My father was never very athletic, but he was—and remains—my rock.  Thank you Dad for being there for me in so many ways.

Happy Father’s Day everyone.


About Roger Wolsey

Roger Wolsey is a free-spirited GenX-er who thinks and feels a lot about God and Jesus. He’s a progressive Christian who identifies with people who consider themselves as being “spiritual but not religious.” He came of age during the “Minneapolis sound” era and enjoyed seeing The Replacements, The Jayhawks, Husker Du, The Wallets, Trip Shakespeare, Prince, and Soul Asylum in concert—leading to strong musical influences to his theology. He earned his Masters of Divinity degree at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO. Roger is an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church and he currently serves as the director of the Wesley Foundation campus ministry at C.U. in Boulder, CO. He was married for ten years, divorced in 2005 and now co-parents a delightful 10-year old son. Roger loves live music, hosting house concerts, rock-climbing, yoga, centering prayer, trail-running with his dog Kingdom, dancing, camping, riding his motorcycle, blogging, and playing his trumpet in ska bands and music projects. He's recently written a book Kissing Fish: christianity for people who don't like christianity


6 Responses to “The Epitome of Dadhood.”

  1. Roger Wolsey says:

    God help me. I cry like a baby each time I watch this clip.

  2. metalbuddha says:

    As a father who had a son with cerebral palsy (we lost him in 2005), this made me ask myself if I would have been a good enough father to do something like this for him if he had asked. Thank you for posting this, I'm still in tears.

  3. Jen says:

    WHO IS THAT GUY??! (the dad, what's his name??) Great choice of song btw

  4. Mike McCausley says:

    Im with you Roger. Cryin like a baby! Very POWERFUL video!

  5. Roger Wolsey says:

    Jen, that father's name is Dick Hoyt. You can read more about him here:
    and here:

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