Olympian Al Joyner talks of Loss

Olympian Al Joyner talks of Loss

Olympian Al Joyner tells how his daughter Mary saved his life after the death of his wife, Flo Jo.  The entire episode on Oprah’s Next Chapter was fantanstic.  If you are a fan of the Olympics, watch this episode before they come on.

http://www.oprah.com/own-oprahs-next-chapter/Olympian-Al-Joyner-Discusses-the-Death-of-His-Wife-Flo-Jo-Video

 

Mary says she remembers saying her prayers with her mother every night.  She said her mother always told her to be grateful for “everything” because nothing was promised.  Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

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thisisyourbestyear

This is my best year ever, and it can be yours too. When I turned 40, I thought it was the end of life as I knew it. When I turned 50, I knew it was the end. It was the end, the end of that year--nothing more and nothing less. I've retired, gone to another career, started a business, and have kept writing. I've taken classes including glass blowing, swing dancing and so much more. I'm making each year, my best year.

One thought on “Olympian Al Joyner talks of Loss

  1. I watched it last night and was in tears. And then, I had to smile when both he and Mary talked about how 1049 was their clue that Flo Jo was speaking to them. Mary said she almost daily encounters the #1049 in some manner, so her mom is always speaking to her. Such a poignant segment.

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