Irons Brent Obituary, Death – During this trying time, the family is in both my thoughts and prayers as we all go through this challenge together. This one hurts even worse than the last one did on its own. My longtime companion and friend, who had been battling illness for quite some time, went away unexpectedly yesterday.
I am going to treasure all of the good times, memories, and laughs that we had together for the rest of my life because they are the kinds of things that make life worth living. I was nursing an injury when we finished our most recent Ironman together, and he walked the entire 13.1-mile race side by side with me the entire time. If I could claim that it perfectly encapsulates how our relationship was, I would, but I can’t. We never had a situation in which
one of us was “larger than” the other, and we never had a situation in which one of us was “left behind;” rather, we simply stood beside one another through both the good times and the terrible times. Proverbs 17:17, Someone who is your true friend will always show affection for you, but someone who is your brother will always be there for you
in times of need. If someone is your true friend, they will always show affection for you. I’m going to miss getting texts that say “Good Morning Sunshine” while I’m out on my bike at five in the morning. I’m going to miss that. I won’t be able to get those kinds of texts either. When we get to the other side, my friend, I’ll be waiting for you on the other side where we’re supposed to be. When I return home, I know that you are going to be there to greet me
with a big smile, a high five, and a hug. I can’t wait until we finally meet! Proverbs 27:17 In the same way that one piece of iron can sharpen another piece of iron, the countenance of one man can sharpen the countenance of another man. 1 Thessalonians 4:13 provides the context for verses 13–18. [From]