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Posted 2017-08-23T20:32:35Z

We Miss You...But We Will See You Soon

Hello friends. For those of you who follow this blog, I am sure you know now that Brian has gone home to be with the Lord. He left for eternity on July 18, 2017, at 2:45 a.m while surrounded by love and prayers and was welcomed into Heaven in the presence of his Savior. 

"So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord,  for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.  So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him." 2 Corinthians 5:6-9

I have not written here because, frankly, it is just really hard to write right now. I am at perfect peace as to where Brian is and I am so legitimately happy for him to be Home with the Lord, but living this life without him is the biggest challenge of my life. God is sustaining us. He is carrying us through this journey, but the pain is real and hard and devastating right now. 

I am grateful beyond words at the outpouring of love that has not stopped, but has continued in so many ways since Brian passed. As it has been from the beginning of this journey, you are all such amazing representatives of the Lord and with each kind gesture, word, morsel, gift, hug and embrace, I feel His presence. Thank you. I could never thank you enough. 

A celebration of Brian's faith and life will be held this Saturday, August 26th, at 11 am at Warehouse Christian Ministries. The details are in his obituary and can be found here. It will be a service that will honor God and honor the wonderful man who sought to serve Him and who continues to adore Him. I hope you can make it. I would love to give you a hug in person. The service will be such an amazing outpouring of love and generosity with all those who are contributing to it. I know you will be blessed. 

Thank you so much for your love for my sweet Brian. It means more to me than you will ever know. 

God bless you. 


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