So, while I was over here whining about seeing spots and my broken MICROWAVE and all these other small things that have me totally overwhelmed, my friend J.B. Brown finally succumbed to the brain cancer that has broken the hearts of his family for two years now.

I wrote about him in September of 2006. And I wrote about him because I donated to locks of love on his behalf.

He was such a good man--just the best kind of giant-hearted guy. A great father and friend. His wife is simply amazing and is, quite frankly, one of the strongest people I have ever known. I have learned so much about grace and courage from her as she has held everyone and everything together on this long journey.

J.B. leaves behind a fifth-grader and twin seventh-graders, in addition to his good wife. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they make their way through this difficult, heart-wrenching time.

God bless and keep you, J.B. I know for certain that you're without pain now, and I'd lay odds that you're making the other angels laugh.


Mrs.Q said…
Oh, Barb. I'm so sorry. I will keep his family, and you, in my thoughts.
Miri said…
Oh, no. I am so sorry to hear that you have lost your friend, and that his children are so young to be left without their father. I am so, so sorry.

May God bless you and your friends with peace and understanding.
My condolences, too, Barb. No family should have to go through this.
TheOneTrueSue said…
I'm so sorry Barb. What an awful thing. Hope you, and his family, are able to find some comfort.
Ann in NJ said…
That's so very hard. My condolences to you and to his family.
DK said…
Oh, sweetheart. I'm so, so sorry. He sounds like such a wonderful person, who left a positive mark on the world.