Saying Goodbye To An Angel On Earth

 Brandon’s favorite flower, w hite  orchids symbolize innocence and purity, as well as elegance and reverence.

Friends, I lost a dear cousin, Brandon  on Wednesday to cancer. A cousin who is my age, a cousin I've known all of my life, a cousin who has influenced my life and every single person he came in contact with to “live, laugh, & love” literally. My heart knows that there is no greater place to be than in the arms of the Lord, but still I miss him and my heart aches for his mother/our family. 

Grief is something that I’m learning to process. I loved him and this grief is just another expression of that sentiment. Through this experience and reminiscing about my cousin’s life with family, I am reminded that... our suffering is never wasted. Our afflictions are creating in us a glory that can’t be seen or felt just yet. 

Friends, when we are going through tough moments and don’t know what to do...cry, be angry, pray, lean in, and give praise. 

I’m so thankful for Brandon’s life...he truly will be missed but his love and light will never fade.  A soul as rare as the orchids he cared for.