Friday, April 30, 2010

Brian's Song

This is my friend Brian
{photo from our SM Staff Day--3D glasses courtesy of Avatar}

Brian and I have known each other for years. Years. We were in the same village for Mexicali my senior year of high school (my ten-year reunion is this summer) and that wasn't even the start of our friendship.

Brian and I now work together in Student Ministries at Mariners.

Not only is Brian one of the most creative and talented designers I know, he is also one of the funniest, kindest, most humble and thoughtful people I know.
I was reminded of this several times today and felt it was worth sharing.

Here are four stories from today to prove this:
1) This afternoon, he designed, printed, cut and displayed about 15 different pieces {over 100 printed pieces in the end} for our HS Water Project {more on that this weekend with photos}...They are clean and beautiful and he never complained once.

2) This morning, while he was clearly in the middle of things, he stopped what he was doing to spend about a half-hour searching for the perfect ampersand for my next tattoo {more on that soon, too}

3) As I was walking out for lunch, he said, "Have you ever heard of the Writer's Almanac Podcast? You should check it out because it seems like something you'd really like." I downloaded 5 episodes on my way to lunch...and, he was right, I love it. {Lisa, you would love it too}

4) Also this morning, he was filling out a renter's application. When asked, "Will you have any liquid-filled furniture?" He wrote, "I wish."

Brian, you are one of my favorite humans.
I love working with you. I really like sitting by you in meetings. I'm so glad you are my friend.

1 comment :

Julie Hibbard said...

I am pretty sure that Brian was an Adventure Land teacher...long before All STARS! He did Junior Jam and went to Elementary Camp with us too.
Yeah for Brian...such a good guy!