Let me introduce you to a special little guy. His name is Brock Meadows, and just like you, he was FAST! In fact, he ran his first Polar Bear Run in January 2008.
He was ready! His three older brothers had been training him down our long hallway for weeks. His new velcro shoes were tight. He had been carbo-loading on Mac n Cheese. He knew the rules; run 40 yards across the gym floor to Mama’s arms. He tied for 3rd place…that wasn’t good enough…so he ran back. Then he did it a third time, so much that the announcer joyfully proclaimed on the loud speaker, “Here he comes again!!”
He lived hard! Brock was a very healthy boy, strong as an ox. Sadly, he died days later during his afternoon nap, just before his 3rd birthday. He put more life into and gave more joy in his 1,060 short days than most men do in a lifetime.We miss him more than mere words can express, but we confidently grieve with the Hope of being with him again.
He loved hard! We learned a lot from Brock: He went at life full speed with a precious smile. He hugged with all he had. He laughed deep-belly laughs. His gusto and love were contagious! He was a bruiser that also liked to stop and rock a while.
When tragedy strikes, and it always does in one form or another, we are left with only two choices – are
we going to run away from God? Or are we going to run to God? Brock ran to Him January 31, 2008 and is resting in His arms right now. Let’s now commit to live as Brockie lived – Live Hard, Love Hard & RUN to Jesus!
So we want to share our “Brockie-Band” with you. We won’t be offended if you don’t wear it. But we offer it to you anyway…to honor his life and to challenge all of us to faithfully run whatever race is set before us. If you have one, give this one away. The Apostle Paul frequently compared the Christian life to ‘running a race:’
Hebrews 12:1-2 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down,especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.”
If you would like a Brockie-Band just email us and we will send you one...or several.
Thanks! Drew, Nita, Asa, Mason, Barrett and Lila Jane Meadows