Wednesday, August 4, 2010

9 years...

Dave's cousin Brad would have been 31 today. Dave and I met right after Brad was killed in an accident so I never had the privilege to meet him. But from all of the stories I have heard I know we would have gotten along great. Brad played football at Simpson College, had a great group of friends and family and lived life to the fullest. He was 21 when he died on Mother's Day. I don't know how his parents and sister go on everyday with out him, but they do. Brenda (Brad's sister) has done an amazing job of telling her kids who their uncle Brad was and now he is in heaven with God. We know Brad and Marvin are having a great time in heaven and that Brad was there to welcome Marvin when he died last year.

Brenda started a great tradition a few years ago and buys balloons every year on Brad's birthday and let's them go. We thought it was a great idea and bought balloons for Marvin's birthday in April and decided to buy them for Brad's birthday today to celebrate for him (by having a beer too!).
So Happy Birthday Brad! You are missed and thought about everyday.

The balloons flying away!

Dave and Dylan watching the balloons.

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