(WYMT) – We fight through our minima, so we can celebrate our maxims as one.
Over the past few days, we watched with broken hearts how the crews were looking for the 22-month Kenneth Howard. When the clock ran forward, we were worried that the time would end. Rescuers tirelessly tracked these mountains. Fighting with tears fought to prolong hope. We were worried together, praying together, and today – today we rejoiced together.
We learned the definition of stability, the fact that the mountains are known.
Dehydrated but alive. 22-month-old Kenneth Howard withstood cold temperatures, a steep relief. He passed through the days without food and water, and, as it is today eloquently proclaimed, he is "a real boy in Kentucky."
In the mountains of eastern Kentucky, we felt the pain of loss before. Sometimes it almost seems permanent; Not today.
Crews never gave up even when fighting tears. Many men and women walked without sleep, because they decided not to accept what many others could do.
This story was not only about the mountains, but also about the nation. People from all over the country came up with a reflection on what they can do and how they can help. It is in our darkest days that our colors are bright, and today our colors will continue to shine when the darkness dies. Honor that you can spend time with them, and love that time, how precious it is.