Not the kind they give out medals for, though that is important as well, but the quieter kind, that fewer people recognize or even see.
The courage it takes for a couple to keep plugging away, despite inept bureaucracy, red tape, and thousands of miles, to adopt the daughters of their hearts.
The courage it takes for a mom to fight for her baby who has cancer when it feels like her world is falling apart.
The courage it takes for a mom who has cancer to be there for her little guy no matter what.
The courage it takes for a couple to get engaged, even though they know that in their state, they're not legally allowed to get married ... yet.
These people -- all of whom are my friends -- show unbelievable bravery every day just by saying: to hell with the odds. I'm going for it. I'm all in. Bring it on.
I am humbled in the face of their courage.