My brother was 2 years younger than me but instead he seemed more like an older brother than a little brother…he was always there to comfort me and protect me starting when we were little kids. I remember always being scared of the dark as a little girl and so I would go to his room and get in bed with him because I felt safe when I was with him. We would scratch each others backs and sing songs but ultimately he would fall sound asleep first 🙂 Once at a restaurant when I was around 6 and he was only 4…I didn’t want to go the bathroom by myself…mom said “The bathroom is right there you’ll be fine”…but Tim knew I was scared so he took my hand and said “I take you Kari”. Mom says I always called him “my little tweetheart”. As a teenager I remember breaking up with a boyfriend and being devastated and thinking life was over…Tim just held me in his arms and told me everything would be alright. As a teenager of only 17 years…Tim led our family to the gospel…The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I am forever indebted to him for this. The peace and comfort this brings to me and to our entire family….to know that we are sons and daughters of God and that there is a plan…the plan of Salvation and that we can be an eternal family and live forever together is the best gift anyone could ever give….I have a testimony of these things and through this experience, as hard as it has been, has strengthened my testimony and I feel at peace. My cute brother Tim lived his life to the fullest and experienced many fun and exciting things. He raced Gocarts, road a Harley, road dirt bikes, rock climbed, mountain biked, golfed, started his own business from scratch, invented many games, went to Hawaii many times with his sweeheart, He wanted to act and played scrooge in their local community theatre and brought tears to everyone’s eyes, he wanted to be a magician and trained at the Magic Castle in L.A. and performed, he would set his mind to do something and he would do it. He loved everyone and judged no one, he was tender and kind and yet had a fiesty spirit about him as well. He had the best sense of humor of anyone I have ever known and loved to play practical jokes. He was always creating something and sharing it with everyone. Tim was very giving and loving at all times and was an incredible friend to all who met him. Tim married his sweetheart and Angel… Liz…. almost 25 yeras ago and they have 8 beautiful children (7 boys and 1 girl). They are all so precious to us. We have had some amazing fun times with them…going to Lake Powell, having gigantic holiday celebrations with them, sledding, singing, playing game after game, but most of all laughing and loving one another everyday! I will miss you my sweet brother more than you will know…but I know that we will be together again. Loving you foreverKarin
Those of you who have followed our blog know that our brother Tim Cummings has been fighting cancer for over a year now.
Last night he slipped away in his sleep and returned to our
Father in Heaven.