What's that? You didn't know he was a movie star? Well, now you know. Mike and I were asked to do an interview about Dominic's life to be shown at the pro-life banquet for the Diocese of Fort Worth. We were invited to attend and his video was shown to over 700 people. It was humbling, embarrassing, surreal, crazy and overwhelming. We are so used to little baby D, his story and his life that we have moved past the hard emotions into everyday reality. We don't see him as sick or different. He's just Dominic. It's normal now. I realized though at the banquet what a strong impact he has on people when I looked around after the video to see people crying, grown men with tears on the cheeks, tough, weathered, aged men grabbing my arm choking back tears. I was especially moved by one particular priest who looked at me deeply and said thank you. Dominic had preached in his silent, perfect way about the dignity of every human life... even lives like his and the people heard.
After the event was over a line formed of people waiting to see Dominic, to touch him, to talk to him. One woman asked if she could touch his feet so I took his shoe and sock off and she savored the perfectness of his little foot, overly skinny from un-use, beginning to deform from his condition. People were just drawn to him and we were reminded of his high calling, his vocation... which is to love.
Here is the video that was shown at the banquet. It is 7 1/2 minutes long and there is an even longer one (the full length video) that hopefully we can post soon. Please share it with as many people as you can- let's all help Dominic fulfill his calling, to proclaim the goodness of our Lord, through showing everyone who will listen his goodness and innate dignity.
In and for Them,