(WYMT) – We struggle with our passions, so we can celebrate our high number one.
In the last few days, we watched the broken hearts as the crew searched for 22-year-old Kenneth Howard. As the clock climbs, we worry about time runs out. Rescuers are constantly monitored on these mountains. A father, fighting with tears, fought to stay in hope. We were worried together, prayed together, and now – now we are happy together.
We learned the meaning of stability, something that the mountains knew.
Abandoned, but alive. 22-year-old Kenneth Howard challenges cold temperatures, the steep terrain. He went out of the day without food or water and, as well announced today, he was "a real boy in the mountain of Kentucky."
In the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, we felt the pain of losing before. Sometimes it seems almost always; not now.
The staff never give up, even while fighting tears. Many men and women go day without sleep because they are determined not to accept much more.
This story is not just about the mountains, but about the nation. People are surprised from all over the country what they can and how they can help. During our darkest times our colors shine brightest, and now our colors will continue to shine while the darkness is sunk away.
Tonight, as you spend your night on family or friends, this is an idea: hold it a little closer. It is worth remembering that you can spend time with them, and love that time how important it really is.