We are always grateful for time spent with each person we get to do life with. Nothing happens by chance. We cross paths for a greater purpose and reason, even if it is just for a season. The seasons of life bring change, just as the seasons of nature. Change is hardly ever what we expected and more often than not, what we really want, but we take it as it comes to us. We, as a band, are in a new season. This new season has us saying farewell to our long time guitarist and most importantly, friend and brother. This is only about how seasons come and go. Ben has decided that he is in a new season of his life. He came to us all green and fresh to the world of live music and band performing. He is wide-eyed and full of wonder, but after all these years, he is desiring a new adventure and we completely support him in his new adventure. We know that his decision wasn't the easiest, but we also know that after talking with him, it was necessary. We have tons of respect and love for him. He has become our friend and brother. That sort of thing is to be cherished. We have had tons of laughs, some fights, and most of all many blessings. We know that the future holds a lot for both Ben and Mawcore, and we are excited to see what the next season will yield for all of us. We will forever be grateful for the time we had to spend together and we will hold to all the years of journey together close to our hearts. It is never, ever easy to say goodbye, especially when that means the usual hang out place will be minus one brother. We pray for Ben as he moves forward with all the new things he is about to experience. We pray for God's protection over his life. We pray that He will live in the fullness of his new journey and especially in the fullness of His creator.
Thank you, Ben, for the many years of blood, sweat and tears. Thank you for your years of dedication and commitment. You are blessing us and we know you will continue to bless all you journey with. God bless you Brother.