Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Heroes & Hope 8.0

We live in trifling and uncertain times. I tend to highlight the more concerning topics fairly often. So in effort to be fair and balanced, it seems appropriate for me to present another series that highlights people, events, accomplishments, and the rays of light God gives us for encouragement sake.

This week I have two young boys that share the kinship of brotherhood.  Conner and Cayden Long just won the 2012 SportsKids of the Year award from Sports Illustrated.  Cayden has cerebral palsy.  Doctors tried to convince his parents to put him in a home and move on with their life.  They urged them that it would be too burdensome to raise a child with these kinds of special needs and reminded them that they already had a healthy child to care for.  Well as you can imagine, they didn't listen and neither did older brother Conner.

Conner took the opportunity of having a brother and best friend well beyond that of average brotherly relationships and began doing triathlons, pulling and pushing his brother Cayden along.  This is a heart warming story that touches the very core of what the human experience can be.  Such young men to be teaching the rest of us such big lessons.  Such young men to be so heroic.  But alas, they are indeed...heroes.