Letters, Jars, and SnapChat

“Why would anyone want an app where the message disappears?”  - Braden’s Dad “You don’t understand. Everyone's on SnapChat and I have thousands of friends. Still, I feel alone.” - Braden  “You’re family is not alone. You are never forgotten”.                                   [...]

News

Not our typical format, but this news story does a good job of capturing the purpose of our blog. Thanks to Dallas ABC News affiliate and specifically reporter, Jobin Panicker for airing this story. Please share with those who have interest in a very important, but too long hidden subject. More to come... Link to [...]

Inside Out

“Kids at school were nice in class, but none of them ever took the time to get to know me.  I also hate how I look.  I look too young for my age and that affects how they see me”. - Braden “I’m so sad that they missed out on who you really were.  Those who [...]

Gifts

“If I could get one perfect gift this Christmas, it would be God bringing me my baby sister.” - Braden;  December 23, 2006 “Braden. I have good news and I have bad news.  The bad news is Santa will need to postpone his delivery a couple of days.  The good news is, you got your perfect [...]

Search Engine

"Dad, remember to tell people about how Jesus lived His life and how they should follow that example in the way to live their own lives.  It will provide them with true purpose, and they would never consider choosing to end that kind of life.  Thanks for listening”. - Braden “Thanks for the reminder, Braden. [...]

Fist Bump vs. Hug

“Dad, I  needed more than people who fist-bumped me passing in the hall and moving on.  I needed kids my age who cared... really cared.” - Braden Speed “Dad.  Today, I found a girl sitting at a lunch table all alone.  I asked her if she’d like to sit with me, but she was on silent [...]

Encouraged

"What is going on with my e-mail?" - Braden's Dad “It could be that I have something people needed to hear... Duh?" - Braden Speed “Dad, today I helped a boy know I cared.” - Caitlin Speed The initial response to our blog was overwhelming in several different ways. I'm an organizer. Borderline OCD. I'm [...]