I’ve never really been a big football fan myself.
Watching a group of men run up and down a field after a brown ball never really peeked my interest.
But I am married to a Football fan and believe it or not my youngest daughter is one too. Her and her dad talk A LOT of different football news and spend Sunday afternoons on the couch watching their favorite teams.
I do however love a good story. Especially a true one that tells of how someone’s faith got them through tough times. Coming Back Stronger is that kind of story.
Even if your not a New Orleans Saints fan, you most likely were impressed and inspired by them as they went onto the Super Bowl after their town a ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. Drew Brees led their team through victory and won not only the MVP of the game, but the hearts of many Americans.
But beyond football, I enjoyed reading his story. How he met his wife, how he struggled through injuries that could have ended his career, and the faith that gave him the strength through it all.
When a potentially career-ending shoulder injury left quarterback Drew Brees without a team—and facing the daunting task of having to learn to throw a football all over again—coaches around the NFL wondered, Will he ever come back? After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, leaving more than 80 percent of the city underwater, many wondered, Will the city ever come back? And with their stadium transformed into a makeshift refugee camp, forcing the Saints to play their entire 2005 season on the road, people questioned, Will the Saints ever come back? It takes a special person to turn adversity into success and despair into hope—yet that is exactly what Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees has done—and with the weight of an entire city on his shoulders. Coming Back Stronger is the ultimate comeback story, not only of one of the NFL’s top quarterbacks, but also of a city and a team that many had all but given up on. Brees’s inspiring message of hope and encouragement proves that with enough faith, determination, and heart, you can overcome any obstacle life throws your way and not only come back, but come back stronger.