Tuesday, September 6

OF HEROES, GREAT AND SMALL

Here is, I promise you, a Hurricane Katrina story that will tug at your heart and cause you to marvel at the bravery of those much too little to be brave (or so we all thought).

In the chaos that was Causeway Boulevard, this group of evacuees stood out: a 6-year-old boy walking down the road, holding a 5-month-old, surrounded by five toddlers who followed him around as if he were their leader.

They were holding hands. Three of the children were about 2 years old, and one was wearing only diapers. A 3-year-old girl had her 14-month-old brother in tow. The 6-year-old spoke for all of them, and he said his name was Deamonte Love.
Deamonte Love deserves a statue in his honor. But man's acknowledgment will never be the equal of God's admiration and blessings for this little man's courage.

SOURCES: The "Houston Chronicle" and the "The New York Times" (both require registration for their online editions).