Mike Cope's blog

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Today, Brody Bourland would have been 12. He died in the January rollover sitting next to Chris P. and Chris C. We are especially praying for his parents and his brothers.


  • For those in Abilene, there will be a celebration of Brodys birthday at Cedar Creek Little League in Will Hair Park today at 6:30. Brett & Jennifer have ask anyone and everyone who knew Brody to come out. Thank you Mike for posting this reminder of the Bourland family. They are truely amazing people. Rob

    By Blogger Rob Cunningham, at 8/04/2005 06:34:00 AM  

  • Mike,

    I have already shed tears on behalf of Brody this morning! The Bourlands are heroes if you ask me. God is faithful at all times and in all circumstances. He comes close to those who call upon him and endures the brunt of the storm with all of those who are his beloved children. Thank you for your tender and transparent heart dear brother! Blessings today as all of us remember a cherished child of God.

    By Blogger Lauren, at 8/04/2005 07:04:00 AM  

  • The Bourlands are gracious and wonderful people. They must be to endure the sadness with such grace and dignity! I don't know them, only know them through other people.

    I want to say, as an outsider, Highland has been amazing in helping the Bourlands and the other families. Not many churches who would support families like you guys have. Thank you for the example of a true "church" family that takes care of its own.

    By Blogger pegc, at 8/04/2005 07:23:00 AM  

  • I have already been praying for the Bourlands today, but I appreciate your reminder on your blog. You of all people know what it is like to celebrate the birthday of a child who has passed away. Thank you for being an example to all of us about how to care for our brothers and sisters in grief.

    By Blogger Heather A, at 8/04/2005 09:25:00 AM  

  • Mike, I read your post this morning and wanted to say something but did not know what to say. I've come back to it several times. Now sitting here in the library watching the rain pour down, I'm reminded of two things:
    1. Life isn't always sunny.
    2. Rob Cunningham's reading of Pro 3:5 at the funeral was absolutely perfect. Those words have been all over my heart today.

    Thanks Mike for not letting me forget that there is a family in our faith family that is in the middle of a storm and the pain is pouring down on their hearts. Even more so today than normal.

    ...Trust in the Lord...

    By Blogger Joel Quile, at 8/04/2005 12:17:00 PM  

  • I saw the dedication to Brody on the news this evening through the statue at Will Hair Park. This dedication will show others the love Brody had that was obviously instilled in him by his parents, family, and the Lord.

    To Highland, I offer my deepest adoration and thankfullness for not abandoning their flock in times of crisis and pain. You truly are a church that loves God not just by words, but moslt through actions. Thank you.

    By Blogger Olivia, at 8/04/2005 08:59:00 PM  

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