Friday, October 17, 2008

Braden's Buddy

This is Braden's newest pal, Lucas. Let me tell you that I absolutely adore Lucas (almost as much as Braden does). He is one of the nicest, well-mannered, respectful, 17 year old kids you will find.

Most of the kids Kenny teaches, as well as the ones we coach, love our kids. They'll take them and play with them, but normally get bored, then either bring them back to us after only a few minutes or just let them run off on their own.

Not Lucas. He's different. He will seek us out, take Braden, then hold him hostage from everyone else who wants to play with him. Lucas is the real deal; not only in it for the good times, but also calms Braden down if he gets upset. Sometimes we have to find Lucas and make him give up Braden so we can go home.

Lucas and his family are new to ACA this year, and let me tell you that they have all been a blessing to everyone they come in contact with. I could write for days, describing their servant hearts, and how they have impacted several lives.

Lucas told me one day that he wanted twelve kids...all like Braden.

I want Braden to be Lucas when he's 17.


Roxy Wishum said...

What a great picture and great tribute. I like Lucas and have never met him.

Kara said...

That picture is so cute! Braden looks so content with his buddy.

Stacy said...

That is so sweet! You guys are definitely blessed with good kids around your kids, but it does sound like Lucas is extra special! That's a great picture!


How sweet! It's encouraging to hear about and see good teenagers like him.

Sunny said...

I love how Braden is resting his head on Lucas! How precious is that!

Lerra said...

What a sweet picture! And a great kid.