More sadness seems to have made it's way around here. Please put in your prayers the family of Brad Carpenter. Brad passed away last night from some kind of cardiac arrest or blood clot.
We went to Auburn with Brad and Karen (Caples) Carpenter and attended the Auburn Christian Student Center together. Also they ended up in Tuscaloosa while we were there and we attended church together. Brad was very close to our age and he and Karen have two precious little boys. This was (like my dad) totally unexpected and sudden. Some of you may know Brad and Karen and some of you may not but do know that his family is hurting tremendously right now. No one wants to lose anyone they love but it's especially so hard to explain and understand when some one has to leave us so suddenly and so young. Brad always seemed happy and always smiled, again like my dad. As I'm sure you might have figured out this has affected me greatly and has made those painful feelings from my dad's death more raw again. My heart aches for Karen. I know that pain and it's like the worst nightmare you can imagine but only while you are awake.
I have to say too, I can't tell you how many of our AU family I have talked to, heard from, gotten emails from about this. It's a family that only the lucky get to experience. We rally that's for sure.
Agian, please pray that Christ comforts her as much as possible!