The Brave Ones

What is bravery?

I’ve been thinking about that question lately. The definition is the quality or state of having or showing mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or difficulty.

It goes onto give examples of a brave firefighter. A brave nurse. A brave athlete.

And no doubt, yes, they are brave. They face burning buildings and medical tragedies and catch the winning pass.

They do things I could never do. They are brave.

But I think about bravery in another way too.

Imagine going out into a world that doesn’t understand you.

A world where you can’t communicate.

A world where you can’t ask for a drink or say your head hurts or that you miss your mom.

A world that is too loud, too fast, too complicated.

But you go.

And you trust. You trust that people will show you kindness. You trust they will give you patience, compassion, and above all grace.

To me that’s bravery.

Adults, teens, and children who are thought to be weak. Helpless. Dependent on others. That’s how my son could be described. He needs help to do most things.

But. And it’s a huge but.

He faces a world every day that is scary. And he does it with a smile and a giggle and bravery. He is resilient. He is strong. He is patient with the world.

And the angels who help along the way…I will never be able to thank them enough.

And the parents. Well, you are brave too. Because you are sending your most vulnerable possession out into the world. And everyday you armor them up along with yourself and take on the world. You educate. You show your world. You face the day.

That is bravery too.

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