Welcome to my fifth official “We are the World Blogfest” (#WATWB ) post. The #WATWB was inspired by a simple conversation about how all the negativity on social media was weighing on us. Wanting to make a difference we decided to try to do our part to infuse social media with all the good stories that are out there. We hope to share the stories that show kindness, compassion, hope, overcoming challenges and in general, the impressive resilience of the human spirit. For every dark, negative story out there, there is a positive, heartwarming story that will add some light and lift the human spirit. Each month we bring to you the We Are the World Blogfest, along with these fabulous co-hosts:Simon Falk, Roshan Radhakrishnan, Inderpreet Uppal, Damyanti Biswas and myself Sylvia Stein.
For this week’s post, I decided to focus ona family piece. I read this story and also viewed it on Inside Edition. For me, Family is the most important and I am sure it is for many of us. When I read about this story and also saw the video I was moved to tears of joy.
I read about this young boy named Dawson 8 years old who was being adopted by The Brydges of Jacksonville Florida. However, what made it even more special for him was the fact that the Brydges decided to also adopt his older brother Dalton who has cerebral palsy and also suffers from Epilepsy. “I wanted to keep my brother, so what I did was pray and pray for many years,” Dawson told InsideEdition.com, “I was like, ‘I hope that they’re going to adopt Dalton too.’”
This was so important to Dawson. He wanted his brother to be adopted with him. So he waited to see after the Brydges discussed Dalton’s special needs. As Robin Brydges later stated, “ the most important thing for us was to keep the brothers together.
She also added, ““Dalton has made leaps and bounds from when we first got him.” The Brydges also stated how Dawson works so hard in school and is always looking after his brother. Dawson added: “I was so excited they were adopting Dalton and me so that we can stay together., I thought that was pretty awesome.”
As I read this story I thought how amazing it was to have a child like Dawson care so deeply for his brother. So much that he prayed that both of them would get adopted and he did not want to ever be separated from him. This story was such a happy one to read because now both boys are in a loving and happy home thanks to the Brydges and the love of one little boy towards his older brother. In the end love again conquered all.