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'Carry On': Why I stayed ^ | July 7, 2013 | Lisa M. Fenn

Posted on 07/08/2013 6:20:30 AM PDT by Bratch

"Why did you stay?"

He asked me, unprompted, as we waited quietly for the light to turn green. My heart revved. I always thought he knew.

"I love you," I answered.

"That's what I thought you'd say," he replied. "But … why … why did you stick around and do everything you did?"

The answer to Dartanyon Crockett's second question was not as tidy as the first. Because life can be a knotted mess, and, sometimes, love is not enough.

Dartanyon and Leroy Sutton grubbed their way into my heart four years ago. As an ESPN television features producer at the time, I was always on the hunt for unique athlete pieces. For 10 years, I traveled the country, chronicling human-interest stories against the backdrop of sports. I covered Derek Jeter and Michael Jordan all the way down to disabled amateurs and terminally ill little leaguers who imprinted a special brand of heroics onto this world. What a privilege to be invited into their private pains and sacred celebrations.

But what I found on the wrestling mats at Cleveland's Lincoln-West High School in 2009 caused my spirit to sink and soar, all in the same moment.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: faith; hope; love

1 Corinthians 13

New King James Version (NKJV)

The Greatest Gift

13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, it profits me nothing.

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

1 posted on 07/08/2013 6:20:30 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

thank you for sharing-made my day :)

2 posted on 07/08/2013 6:38:12 AM PDT by homegroan (Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option....)
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To: homegroan
Another “Blind Side” story. This time from Cleveland.

Some people in this sad world really are just better than most of us.

3 posted on 07/08/2013 7:00:52 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: Tupelo

She did something we all can and must do every day, care until we love and love with care, especially with children.

4 posted on 07/08/2013 7:52:10 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: TheOldLady; Tax-chick; Monkey Face; Silentgypsy; Shimmer1; laplata


5 posted on 07/08/2013 8:02:00 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: pax_et_bonum

Thank you for the ping, my friend. That is a heartwarming story.

6 posted on 07/08/2013 8:09:10 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Bratch
This should be made into a 1st rate, big screen movie. What a moving and inspirational story.

Would that we all would be such "Gaurdian Angels," to those in need around us.

God bless Dartanyon, Leroy and Lisa who helped them.

7 posted on 07/08/2013 8:25:59 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Bratch

Great story, thanks.

8 posted on 07/08/2013 8:27:09 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: pax_et_bonum

Thank you, pax

9 posted on 07/08/2013 9:19:03 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: pax_et_bonum

Got to the bronze medal and my screen got all blurry.

10 posted on 07/08/2013 9:54:48 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (You don't like the way I drive? Stay off the sidewalk.)
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To: Bratch; pax_et_bonum

What an inspiring story! Thanks!

11 posted on 07/08/2013 10:37:36 AM PDT by Monkey Face (No guns, no freedom. Know guns, know freedom!)
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