Friday, February 8, 2008

Take A Closer Look

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though
nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a
miracle." - Albert Einstein

Firefighter David Harmon knew that the field had already been searched but when he thought he saw a doll he decided to take a closer look.

So when you think about Kyson Stowell let his amazing story remind you that miracles happen everyday. Sometimes we just have to keep looking.

excerpt from:

Baby a Sign of Hope in Devastated South

Associated Press
Posted: 2008-02-07 20:17:22

CASTALIAN SPRINGS, Tenn. (AP) - At first, rescuers thought it was a doll. Then it moved. In a grassy pasture strewn with toys, splintered lumber and bricks tossed by the tornado's widespread wrath, 11-month old Kyson Stowell was lying face down in the mud, 150 yards from where his home once stood.

"It looked like a baby doll," said David Harmon, a firefighter who had already combed the field once looking for survivors. Then he checked for a pulse. "He was laying there motionless ... and he took a breath of air and started crying."

The field had already been combed once for survivors, and finding anyone alive seemed improbable. Hours after the storm, there was devastation everywhere: The body of the boy's mother was found in the same field, houses were wiped to concrete slabs and a brick post office was blown to bits. But except for a few scrapes, Kyson was fine.

At a makeshift shelter for storm victims at Hartsville Pike Church of Christ in nearby Gallatin, the Rev. Doyle Farris said the child was a reminder that people "should never give up, even in the midst of the worst storm."
"If you look, you can find an inspiration or a bright spot," he said. "The child will always be a reminder in this community of that message."

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