Friday, June 16, 2006

It is a bit overwhelming to be here at Awe Star University. The training week was incredible spiritually, but very taxing physically and emotionally. We are meeting more and more of his friends, and can see why he was so in love with them as family! We have only met the leadership, so far, and are significantly blessed!

Being here at ASU where several of the photos which have been on the website were taken, stirs some pretty deep feelings. We are excited to be here, but are a bit melancholy as we hear stories, and have the opportunity to interact with his friends. They are people who love Jesus in an incredible way. You almost have to be here with them to really understand their depth in Christ. I know BJ was "at home" here.

There are already times when I think I can hear his laugh, and it takes my breath away. I find myself looking for where the pictures were snapped. Stories are being volunteered by his former teammates about how God anointed there team here, and about his antics.

I praise God for his provision in allowing my family to take his place. Whitney will join us tomorrow, and we will be together as a family again... minus one. There is already so much to share, but the students are arriving so I must go love on them, and hopefully pour into them the love of our Savior.

dad

12 Comments:

At 6:10 PM, Blogger Linda Ronne said...

How wonderful that the Lord surrounds you with like minded and like spirited people for you to pour into, and how awesome that you are able to spend time with them and listen to their tales of BJ. What an incredible blessing.
Our prayers are always with you.

In His Love
Linda

 
At 6:28 PM, Anonymous Linda Anderson said...

Thank you for taking the time to blog, Brent. How awesome and touching everything must be for you. May God bless you in the path you are being led down. Always praying for you!

In Christ's love~

Linda Anderson

 
At 10:41 PM, Anonymous Kelsey Barnett said...

We just saw the interview on Fox 59. Amazing. What a blessing!

 
At 11:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lisa called and said they (fox 59 news) is going to update BJ's story. My eletricity goes off (reguardless to say I had my recorder set on the dish)I paniced.
My dish didn't come back on directly my recording light was not on and I lost Lisa on the cordless phone. The minute the story comes on everthing comes back on also. If that was not a test I don't know what would be. Corinne

 
At 11:11 PM, Blogger Tracey Champion said...

I just saw the tail end of the spot on Fox 59 about BJ. What touched me was you Mr. Higgins speaking through your tears about seeing BJ in Heaven one day. Then some days it seems so far away. I dont understand losing a child you have been blessed to raise, I do however understand losing a child. In January we lost our 26 day old daughter to illness. What you said touched me deeply. The pain of losing them yet the joy of knowing they are in Heaven with our Heavenly Father just waiting for us to be with them. Continue to to take pride and comfort in all the wonderful stories BJ's friends tell you about him. I am finding that even 26 days of life is enough to touch those who the Lord has placed in their lives for such a time as this. Those are the stories that help me to realize how blessed I am to be her mommy. How blessed you are to have bad BJ for the years you had him. Imagine the people who will be in Heaven because BJ was an influence in their lives. Thank you for sharing your story with us. Know that I will be praying for you and your family. May Gods peace and comfort continue to be with you in the days and years ahead. God Bless You All! Tracey Champion

 
At 11:15 PM, Blogger Tracey Champion said...

I apologize for the typo. I meant to say how blessed you are to have had (not bad) BJ for those years. Please forgive the error.
Thanks...Tracey

 
At 11:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Fox59 interview was very well done - very real, very touching.

I forgot to turn it on until 10:15, then waited on pins and needles, fearing I had missed it, but I hadn't. (My hubby didn't quite understand why I wasn't too excited that, if I had missed it, there would be another opportunity to watch it at 2 a.m. ;-).)

Thank you, Brent and Deanna, for sharing once again from the depth of your pain that the world may know the God BJ so ardently served.

Anne B./Marion

 
At 3:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that www.awestar.edu ? You have to be kidding me that such a place exists. University???? Try something akin to a high school, except you pay a wee bit more. I'm sure a degree from there will get me a damn good job. This blog really needs to come to an end. Yea for the weather babe on FOX59, she's the only good thing on that station, besides House MD.

 
At 6:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you don't enjoy this blog, why do you keep reading it? It is meaningful and a blessing to those who care about the Higgin's family. We don't appreciate your rude comments.

 
At 7:06 AM, Blogger Cousin Beth said...

Brent,
We are praying for you much as you go on this incredible journey. We are so blessed at all God is doing in and through you. Thanks for taking time to write.
We are actually in Huntsville, Alabama right now on our way to see Dennis' parents in Louisiana.
(Dennis had to borrow a laptop because he's teaching an on-line class and has to log in every day.)
When I think of you, I think God must look at you as "gold." Gold has to be tried and purified before it becomes something truly beautiful. I believe you are very, very precious to God for Him to trust you with the trials and and path of service He has laid before you. I can just see Him with eyes full of love as He daily watches over you. I know the days without BJ are difficult, and it is our job to continue to pray.
We love you much!
Praying always,
Beth

 
At 10:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God loves you anonymous!! Just surrender to Him!

 
At 10:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a place of Love and encouragment. I appreciate every bit I can get from this site. It has blessed me. Thank you for taking the time.

Florence, KY

 

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