After hearing the horrible news about Brendan on Friday night, we figured making the IDFR bbq the next morning would be tough mentally on the guys but we did it anyway. That turned out to be a great move since those who knew B, all shared their memories of him and made us feel a lot better after words. Many mentioned how he cooked for us at our BBQ, got so sun burnt that he had to wear a sweater in 90 degree heat, but still would not give up the grill.
The day started very cold but ended on a positive note with smiles and laughter. While a tragedy like this could break us, it is only making us stronger and bringing us all closer together. We now feel like we have a purpose. We now have BK to honor.