(WYMT) – We fight together at our bottom, so we can celebrate our tops as one. Over the past few days we have been watching with hearts broken when the crews were looking for the 22-month Kenneth Howard. As the watch ran ahead, we worried that time would end. Rescuers are tirelessly following these mountains. A father who struggled with tears struggled to endure hope. We were worried together, we prayed together today – today we have enjoyed together.
We have learned the definition of sustainability, something the mountains are known for. 22-month-old Kenneth Howard resists cold weather on steep terrain. He went on days without food and water and, as announced today, he is a "real mountain boy in Kentucky." Sometimes it looks almost like a constant; Not today.
The crews never gave up, even when they were struggling with tears. Many men and women have gone without sleep because they have decided not to accept what many others could do.
This story is not only about the mountains, but about the nation. People across the country wondered what they could do and how they could help. This is during our darkest times when our colors shine brightest, and today our colors will continue to shine when the darkness fades. I appreciate that you can spend time with them and love this time for how valuable it really is.