I have five wonderful brothers. Three older brothers, and two younger brothers. I love them so much!
Something changed 13 years ago in our family, with one of my five wonderful brothers.
My oldest brother Brian passed away.
He was 46. It was such a shock, so unexpected. Some of the members of my family were hiking a beautiful canyon not far from home, when he fell on the trail. He was gone. We had many tender mercies during the next week. He is buried where my parents will be buried. He was a good man with challenges like the rest of us.
Today he would have been 60 years old!
What would things be like if he was still here? I wonder. I believe he is happy and doing good where he is now. I am thankful for his life! I miss him.
I thought about his life today, and what it meant to me to know him, love him, and to know that I will see him again.
We had a family party tonight. We looked through his childhood scrapbook made by our mama. He lived a good, productive life. He is the father of three kids. The Grandpa to 6 grandkids, 5 he has never met.
The most important thing to me when I think about losing him so young is knowing that our Savior makes up for all sadness, all sin, all mistakes. He makes my brother’s life, and all of our lives, more meaningful than it would be without Him.
I’m so grateful for families! I’m so grateful for brothers!
Happy Birthday Brian!