Hazel Rank posted this on FB, Sunday 24 February 2013:
Today would have been Brian's 39th Birthday. I wanted to post
this picture along with the original poem that
Teresa Moore presented to our family. See it below, inspired
by the Holy Spirit, as a reminder of my precious brother, and
also to show God's tender mercy that came to us through Teresa
Moore! Below the poem is a journal entry
he wrote nine days before going home to Jesus. After the journal
entry are more posts from FB.
Daphne concludes her FB post with: Many of
you know Brian died in a river accident in the Guadalupe outside
San Antonio. I don't know if you are also aware that when the
accident happened he was on a summer weekend retreat with a
youth group he was serving while attending Texas A&M. Not
looking for sympathy...just remembering someone who should never
be forgotten - who represented Jesus well in his short life. :)
Paula M: I do remember Brian, but as a
wee boy. His sweet smile always took my breath away. God bless
you all, Daphne. I know missing a family member is very hard.
Thanks be to God that we will see our loved ones again!
Diane N: I remember Brian often. I
told Elise that when coming into church one Sunday not terribly
long before the accident, I looked towards the back and I guess
the outer door must have been open, but stopped in my tracks
because as he was coming into the nave, he had a golden glow
around his head. It was very striking as I didn't see that with
anyone else entering at the same time. It impressed me so
strongly that I can still see it in my mind. I also remember how
much he loved the Book of James.
James C: I only remember Brian as a
little five-year old, but I'm not surprised he grew up and
continued God's work in the world. World is a better place
because of his presence
Nan C: Remember him well and ....
can't wait to see him again, get to know him even better
George M: Teresa's poem about Brian
is totally wonderful and a real tribute to him.
Margot T: We remember him ever so
George O: I have good memories of
playing music with Brian, I remember it well.
Bob K: A fond memory of a great