Saturday, March 02, 2013

No longer for granted...

Pregnancy hormones suck.

I've literally cried all day. I've been on a Bones kick, and every time someone would cry, the waterworks would start.

It's kind of a pain, really. All I've wanted today is a nice bottle glass of wine. 

But then I got on FB. Bad idea. An old high school friend was pronounced brain dead after being in a coma for days after being shot 3 times by a off duty court officer.

He has served in Iraq, was Constable for a year, youth theatre director, and apart of the Christian band Cord of 3

My family and I (including hundreds of others!) have been steady praying for this man. He leaves behind a wife and three babies, including one that was born just a few weeks ago.

How do you not sob uncontrollably for her? 

Any of us wives could be in her place, that's just the world we live in. I don't live or desire to live in a state of fear, but stories like these shake me up a bit and cause me to take in what I truly have to be thankful for.

I love my husband so much. I can't imagine a day without him-even at our worst.

Not gonna lie. My flesh wants me to be severely angry with God. I want to scream and ask why He didn't do anything. Why He has left this poor woman alone? Why didn't He just touch and heal Brandon?

But then I am reminded of this: 

 I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."  Genesis 28:15

He never promised us tomorrow, but He DID promise that those who love and serve Him would be welcomed into His kingdom when time one Earth was done.

So that's what I choose to hold on to.

Brandon is now in the arms of the one who he so loved and served beautifully.

His wife? Well, I know for a fact that she is covered with the prayers and love from quite a few people. My heart aches for her, but I know we serve a God who loves to heal a broken heart. Those babies will grow up hearing wonderful stories about how their daddy had a heart like Jesus.  

So, my way of honoring Brandon is to not take the people around me for granted.

I ask you now, please pray for his family. As the Body of Christ, it's our job to reach out to those in need-even if we don't know them personally.


Photo: Brandon really needs prayer the family hasent had the consultation with the doctors yet but they are having some problems with the pressure on his brain .. And he has very little brain activity ... It is not over and I know he can make it threw this we just have to all believe have faith and pray .. Brandon I know you can pull threw man just do it please just wake up man !! Please just wake up!!! I love you so much I can't loose you man please god PLEASE ... KEEP PRAYING HE CAN DO THIS!!!!
Brandon Bradshaw RIP 3-2-2013


  1. I am so sorry to hear about your friend. It's awful going through that but it is amazing that your supporting husband is there by your side!

    Hugs my firend.

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  2. I'm really sorry about your friend! I know what your going through with the pregnancy hormones. I started crying when I read this. I couldnt imagine my husband not being here either. My prayers go out to his family


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