On Saturday, October 5, we celebrated the life of Josh Brown. It was a beautiful and hard day that we shared together as friends and family. I have to admit, I was pretty stressed about the whole thing wanting everything to go smoothly so that we could truly honor Josh in the best way possible.
God was with us through each word, song, lantern release and moment. The day and night as another example of how God has been with us each step of the way. Our family found much encouragement in the various ways people shared their love and support with other candlelight and ballon release moments all across the nation as well.
Interestingly, this post here is the 41st post I have made on this blog thread, and will probably be the last one for this page, until next year. I'll continue to write my story under the Grieving On section.
Below is the full video of the Celebration of Life services. Additionally, below are links to the full messages that we pulled snippets from and links to the other service videos.
Thank you all again so much for loving us all so well and for your continued prayers for each of us as we navigate the new normal.
And for the record, I still love Josh Brown.
In April of 2019, we learned that Josh had a large brain tumor, a glioblastoma, in the middle of his brain. At the age of 41, this was quite the surprise. Josh sadly passed away after a short battle on September 30, 2019.
View his obituary
These past months, we've navigated the complexities of treatment, and hospice care and learned that there wasn't really treatment and that in Josh's case, the tumor was inoperable.
We're sharing our hearts and experience as we navigate this unexpected turn and God's goodness in the middle of it. We hope to encourage others by sharing our story.
Thank you for following along with our journey even in grief.
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If you'd like to donate to medical expenses, here's a link or you can email us questions
More about Josh & Jenn
Jenn Brown is the author of this site, a loving wife and communications guru.
Josh Brown most recently served on staff at Fellowship Bible Church in NWA as a Springdale Community Pastor. We've served in ministry in Missouri, Texas, Virginia and Nevada.
Cancer has been big part of our story. Josh has battled cancer three times already with the first to being non-Hodgkins lymphoma at ages 15 and 25 and the third thyroid cancer last year and a GBM, brain tumor this year.
Jenn's mom, Carol passed away from breast cancer 21 years ago and her father also went through treatments for Chronic Leukemia (CLL) in 2017 and is doing well now.
Friends & Family
We have been so encouraged by friends and family. Thank you for the practical ways you are caring for us! We love you all! This is just few photo highlights of some meaningful moments.