“While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil”

It has taken a little time for me to be able to sit down and write about this lovely soul – Brannon, he was a light in the dark when we needed lifting up.

I spent much time with Brannon alone in the kitchen when he was with us at GBC while he was building his beloved “Down Island”

And yes – although his hopes and dreams were cut short on this earth – they will always remain in the hearts of those left to keep moving behind him.

Brannon was a good friend and mentor to my son, Donald and a best buddy to my daughter in law, Cortney. We all just loved him so much. I remember the day this picture was taken in Monet Monet Gardens – cutting up and cooking food – story of Brannon’s joyful life that he loved so much.

There are so many memories we all carry of this kind and gentle man – and it’s true – grief has a way of inducing tunnel vision. However, we can be grateful to know that we know that we know – because we believe in an afterlife – we will see and meet our friend there.

Honestly – there are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone the light remains – Brannon was one of these people, and yes – even though he is gone now – his impact will remain in so many of us.

Some days will be harder than others – but what we must stay mindful to remember is – when dealing with the death of a friend seems impossible – we must allow ourselves to feel every emotion, for yes – it’s crucial to healing.

Whether we write, go through mementos, or read sympathetic quotes, we must try to work through it gently – always and forever remembering, that yes – Brannon would be proud to see us healing in his memory – and that sweet friends is a – bottom line fact.

We are loved by love Himself. He loves us big and He loves us strong, and yes – love wins period

“”He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelaltion 21:4

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