Friday, June 15, 2007

Needs+No+Words

This deeply moving photograph of young Christian Golczynski accepting the American flag from Marine Lt. Col. Ric Thompson at the funeral for his father, Staff Sgt. Marcus Golczynski originally appeared in a Nashville paper, The Tennesean. The caption for this photograph is "needs+no+words" and, indeed, it does not. I pass this on because here at Blessed Among Men we consider ourselves something of an advocate for young men and we are only glad to find examples in society of worthy young men to hold up for all to see. The expression on young Christian's face shows incredible strength through deep sorrow. I can only imagine his father would be proud. Let us remember this father and this son in our prayers this father's day weekend.

HT: Fumare

13 comments:

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

I have "no words," except thank you, Suzanne for sharing that heartfelt photo.

God bless,
Donna

ryan m. said...

Thanks for posting this, Suzanne, painful though it is to see.

You know, since my son was born, photos and stories like this one have a much stronger effect on me than before. It's one of those unexpected corollaries of parenthood.

Cheryl M. said...

Suzanne, such a moving photo...and to think of that little boy growing up without his father is very sad indeed. :(

Julie said...

What a moving photograph... they will be remembered in my prayers this weekend!

Jen said...

I can't stop staring at this photo. It brings tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing it and we will remember this father and son in our prayers this weekend. That boys father would be proud, as I know the boy is proud of him.

Jill said...

Thanks for sharing. Beautiful.

Ruth said...

This is so heartbreaking. Thank you for posting the picture.

Johane said...

They say pictures say 1000 words. The caption is Needs+No+Words. This picture speaks not in words, but in emotions.

mopsy from lifenut said...

Tears for sweet Christian.

freddie said...

this picture is really touching; hope not to much burden is left on that poor little kid, he's got all the rights to feel pain and sorrow, and he's got the right to have some adult next to him to take care of him. I’ve seen to many grown-ups who had to leave their childhood to much early, even if everyone was saying "he's a great child, and strong..." this is not right for a kid. Yet he's dad is going to be his true hero, and this is good.
ciao Pace e Bene
br.freddie

Karen E. said...

What a sad and touching photo.

Alice Gunther said...

Deeply moving, Suzanne.

KC said...

I want to envelop that young man into my arms and comfort him. What strength.