Simply Peg's Place

L 'ame de la vie... 'The beautiful soul of life'

Friday, May 30, 2014

Grab a box of tissues...and get ready to go 'UP UP UP' (for those of you..who have NOT met or heard of this young man)

Sometimes, I am amazed at the things...I seem to miss...
Last night I watched a video on YouTube...and in the sidebar I saw something that caught
my attention...
By the time I watched 3 video's it was past midnight...
I had tears running down my face...
and I felt blessed and lucky to have 
stumbled across the story of this family...
this young man.

Zach Sobiech is a 17 year old diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. With only months to live, Zach turned to music to say goodbye. Zach turned 18 years old (May 3rd, 2013) And Zach passed away
May 20, 2013

Since these videos have millions of hits...maybe it is just me..who missed out!
I was in my own mother was dying...

And Her passing was "not the way I had expected or assumed"
I think in part..that is why this touched me so.

People don't like to talk about death...I see death as a passing...
Make sure you have 45 min to get to know, this
beautiful young man ..and his family and friends.

Life has has joy! But can there be beauty in pain? in loosing
someone we love...
I believe there can be...its a beauty that is so deep...
so real, so strong, the kind of beauty that brings us to humility and tears..

Grab more tissues...this next clip was just is a year
after he passed...

and one of the the songs....he left behind...

There are people, who teach us a grace in life's circumstance's
that touches me sooo...

It's something to admire and uphold...
something to strive to emulate and become like!
Thank you Zach for your gift!


  1. Oh Peggy Sue,
    I can't stop crying. What a gift he was...what a gift.
    Thank you for sharing Zach with me. I will pass this along to my students.

    God Bless, sweet friend!
    Love, Linda

  2. Linda, I am so glad you got to meet him. I felt like I was the only one out of the loop on the story of this amazing young man and his family. I shared the videos with my husband last night...Not much emotion came from him...but that doesn't say something in there didn't 'touch him'. We are opposites... He lives very much in this world..and functions on that level...a huge extravert that everyone loves. I have come to realize and learn...I live with one foot thinking and knowing were I cam from and were I am going..and one foot in this world... There has never been a day in my life...that I am not aware..I come from something so much beautiful and bigger..and it is were I return...I just had to learn not everyone thinks that way...sometimes that makes me feel very odd and lonely...that is why being in nature...makes my soul fly free..for in those moments..I feel God's love for me..and all the beauty....there is so much beauty...despite the to you Linda

  3. Peggy Sue, this was indeed a hugely moving and popular story! I know from personal experience how much we go into a kind of grief bubble and become oblivious to the news of the world. But perhaps this was perfect timing for you! So glad you shared- I do think a book has come out as well! hugs to you friend!

  4. Vicky, that is what I thought as well...maybe I was not to know a thing till now. I think he was from your neck of the woods/ state...I had a feeling you may have known :) Yes, I think the second video ( a year later) the mom wrote a book. I think I will be getting that. I just couldnt get over the utter grace..not just in Zach but his family and friends..and the laughter, love and yes TEARS. I also write I understood the deapness in his heart...its a safe place to put ones feeling's and out of the pain, thoughts, feelings...comes something! hugs back to you and love Vicky!


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