Daniel J Price
A quiet man who enjoys the experiences stories can bring.
Founder of HeartandSolesMinistries.org a non-profit dedicated to giving shoes/sandals/boots to every child in need.
Heart & Soles
If you would have asked me, when I was kid, what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have told you a football player, or fireman. I had high aspirations of walking out onto that field and hearing the roars of the fans as they cheered while I scored the winning touchdown. Maybe instead I would be running into a burning building to rescue a family that was trapped, or rescuing little kittens from trees. All of these things ran through my mind, and I was determined to make one of them a career. Unfortunately, life happens. If you’ve read my other story called “My Hero”, which was submitted to the “Boss Mom” challenge then you’d know I was very sick growing up. I never could play football being as sick as I was, and even after I was cured I was too injury prone to ever make a career out of it. The fireman gig never happened either, and like many other people’s lives I found a different career for most of my life. However, if you would have told me that someday I’d be the founder of a charity that gives shoes to kids in need I never would have believed you. Funny how life works out.
I am sure most people have a story about how wonderful their moms are, and how much she means to them. In fact, I am sure that every story entered in this contest deserves to win. So, in no way, do I think my story is better than any other stories you might read but maybe just a little different. However, in order to tell about how amazing my mom is I have to tell you a little bit about me because my story only exists because my mom sacrificed everything to make it happen. Without my mom being the embodiment of what a superhero truly is I would not be alive today to tell you about her. I am sure that no matter how detailed of a story I write I can never truly express the depths or lengths my mom went to, or the sacrifices she made, to make sure I had a chance in this life. She is not only my hero, but the epitome of the selfless nature all moms represent to their children.
The Golden Seas
I love this painting. Something about it soothes me from the inside, and calms my mind. I can stare at it all day long, and it never seems to get old. Even the name “Golden Seas” has such a calming demeanor about it. The majestic wooden ship, with sails drawn high, gliding above the powerful ocean waves with the sun barely peeking through the clouds. You could invent a thousand stories to go along with Charles Vickery's beautiful piece of artwork, and boy have I ever.
“This way for your table,” the host says as he smiles at the couple in front of him. The girl, a cute American in her early 20’s with curly blonde hair who obviously had never been very far from home, has her arms wrapped around the arm of a handsome local boy. She had dreamt many times about doing this but had always talked herself out of it, but now finally she was here.