Scarred and Stained

"Happy birthday, son. We miss you and we're all hurting."  - Braden's Family "I love you all so much! Please look and listen closely for what God has to say, and He will help heal your pain". - Braden May 8, 2019. 1:30PM.  The day before Braden's birthday. Lately, we've written more than usual. Cathy [...]

Senior Year

Senior picture for year book "Son, you worked so hard and deserved to see graduation day, but you never got that experience. You'll never have your own family. A fulfilling career. A long life. A hope for tomorrow and a future." - Braden's mom & dad "I do have a future, but one you can [...]

Easter Saturday

"I've had some things I need to share but just can't form my words. Why can't I get this out!" - Braden's Dad "Mom has a lot on her heart she needs to share. Wish I was there with y 'all for bluebonnet pics this Easter. My Love," - Braden With our first Easter without [...]

A Father’s Eyes

“I miss you, son. Sadly, I too often missed ‘you'. Why couldn’t I have had eyes like your Heavenly Father.” - Braden’s dad “Don’t be ashamed to cry, dad. God wants you to know everything will be okay. Life can be cloudy. Rainbows will come after the rain.” - Braden “Tears mirror how God used [...]

Every Corner

"Dad, remind people to just simply S-L-O-W --- D-O-W-N.  Remind them to be LOOKING for those who need someone to give them hope. Thanks for listening. I love you". -Braden “I'll certainly remind people, but I'll also take this advice into my own heart as a father. Son, I'm sorry for being too late in [...]

Surrender

"There's an insane person yelling at the top of his lungs at 3:30am!” - Neighbor: Oct. 31 “LORD, I CAN'T MOVE! I CAN'T SPEAK.! I CAN'T EVEN BREATHE! What do you want me to do with this!?” - Braden’s dad: Oct. 31 5:30am “God simply wants you to give up and allow Him to use you.  He [...]