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Isn’t it a good feeling!

The joy that spread throughout Utah and across the nation Tuesday once searchers found Brennan Hawkins, in many ways, is indescribable. Yet, his mother summed it up extraordinarily well:

“We are here to unequivocally tell you the heavens are not closed, prayers are answered and children come home.”

Brennan’s father said their prayers were answered through “a symphony of events.”

We think of the army of volunteers who converged on the area to selflessly search for an eleven-year-old boy most them did not know, and of the experts who guided their efforts.

We think of favorable weather patterns and physical conditions that allowed the boy to tolerate his ordeal so well.

We think of the inspiring presence of the Bardsley family, who still seek resolution to last year’s disappearance of their young son, yet provided such exemplary comfort, along with the expertise of experience.

In the end, a grateful mother exclaimed, a lot of tiny miracles resulted in the larger miracle of young Brennan defying the odds of survival in the rugged Uinta Mountains and his stunning, joyous return.

All of us at KSL share in that joy. It is such a good feeling, and one everyone affected by the inspirational events ought to internalize and cherish.

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