Monday, March 9, 2009

Wims Fun Run

This past weekend we participated in the Wims Fun Run on Saturday in League City at Clear Creek High School - where Brad used to be a teacher. Saturday was an amazing day that allowed us to offer emotional and financial support to Brad's family on Saturday morning by participating in the fun run before celebrating Brad's life at his memorial service in the afternoon. Brad was an amazing man and left behind a wonderful wife, two beautiful kids and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly. The 5K was a huge success as over 400 people turned out to raise money for the Brad Wims Memorial Fund that has been set up to for Zeke and Kaelyn's education.

Our gang following the run. Bryan, me, Josh, Sheridan, Allison, Scott, Lisa, Hogan, Lolly, Callie, Gates, Beck and Jack. The starting line.
Jenny and Zeke walking towards the finish line.

Bryan and Callie.

Gates and Hogan running the kids 1K.

Callie taking a break from running. She definitely ran more than any of us.
Beck and I starting strong.
Finishing the kids 1k Gates and Beck.

The kids with their ribbons.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

He Finally Made It

My friend Brad Wims finally made it home to see his maker. Brad endured a long battle with cancer and fought valiantly, faithfully and with the upmost character. He was called home on Monday, March 2. The thought that keeps crossing my mind is Brad's love for singing and praising God in song and how has now joined the chorus of angels that surround our Lord with praise and awe!

I picked this pic of Brad because it shows me so much of how he lived his life. Brad was a servant that always picked people up and carried them. Giving them the strength and encouragment they so desperately needed. I love this pic because it is how Brad will be remembered. Strong, active, serving and full of life. Even carrying someone down the highest mountain in SE Asia - Mt. Kinabalu - brought a smile and joy to Brad's face.

Brad you made it home and you will be dearly missed. Your family will be in my prayers and will be taken care of until we can all meet with you again.