Monday, January 21, 2008

Pray for the Burgess family...

Please be in prayer for the family of Rick and Sherry Burgess of the Rick and Bubba show. They tragically lost their 2 1/2 year old son, William "Bronner" Burgess, this past Saturday in a drowning accident at their home.

Jeremy and I have been fans of the show for years now, and it seems weird that we both feel like we know them personally. I was in Primed with Jackson yesterday because he was sick, and Jeremy called me and told me the news. I was floored. I have never felt so deeply sorry for any family that I have never personally melt. My heart literally aches for them, and I have cried many tears over their loss. As part of the "Rick and Bubba Army" I feel like I have lost a member of my own family.

When it happened Rick was at a conference in Pigeon Forge, and Sherry was home with the kids. After a day of playing in the snow with the boys, Sherry locked the house up, and sat the kids down in front of a movie to give her time to take a quick shower. When she got out a few minutes later, she couldn't find Bronner. After searching the house, she spotted the back door open, and went outside and found Bronner in the swimming pool. They have a neighbor that is a doctor, and he was immediately called, along with 911, and Bronner later died at Children's Hospital in Birmingham.

The show was on this morning, and was such a testament to the power of Christ. Although we will never know why something so terrible had to happen, the Burgess family has made it clear that they know God is in control, and will do wonderful things out of this tragedy. Please lift Rick, Sherry, Brandi, Blake, Brody, and Brooks up in your prayers, along with their extended family, in the loss of their precious Bronner. May God give them comfort in their darkest hours....

1 random thoughts:

McCrory Family said...

Russell and I were devastated when we heard the news over the weekend. We LOVE Rick and Bubba and also feel like we have lost someone close to us. Their show this morning was such an amazing testimony and I can not even imagine what a testament of faith it will be when Rick speaks at Bronner's service tomorrow.

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