FC: Our Journey: A Father and Son's beginning . .
1: MySonMyLight Like a lighthouse at night, Burning through the twilight. You help illuminate what's right, Increasing my insight. When burdens rain down, With intentions to drown. You're my little buoy of hope, Keeping me afloat. | Our father - son connection, Fused by an uncanny affection. Our mirrored reflection, only separated by our complexion. My drive is through your eyes, Through your heart . . my intentions lie. Loving you is my inspiration, Your happiness is my aspiration. My only fear is failing you, Not being a man you could look up to. But as long as Jesus is who I pursue, Such worries are in the rear view. So whether you're out of my sight, Or I'm kissing you goodnight. Know you'll always be, MySonMyLight.
2: "I remember when you were first born and when your eyes slightly opened I thought, 'he looks just like my baby picture'. . . I remember singing the 'Rubber Ducky you're the one' song to you while feeding you in the special care nursery. I'd just stare at you smiling. . . that's my boy . . . " | Brandon: 6 lbs. 11 oz. Brayden: 8 lbs. 8 oz.
4: Love that Smile
8: Tole Toledo | Zoo
9: WESTVIEW | APPLE ORCHARD
15: "It's ironic how things turned out. Your cousin Michael and I grew up more like brothers than cousins. Playing similar sports, going to the same schools and both playing piano. We hope that you and Marley will also have as close a bond as we have . . . "
17: Dodge Park
18: First Hair cut
20: Brayden and his many hats!
21: Halloween '09, '10 and '11
23: Proud Parents | F A M I L Y | F R I E N D S
24: One night a father overheard his son pray, "Dear God, make me the kind of man my Daddy is." Later that night, the father prayed, "Dear God, make me the kind of man my son wants to be.”
26: MySonMyLight | "I'm usually pretty crafty with words, but I can't seem to find the right symmetry to express how much joy you bring. Your smile, your eyes, when you say 'Daddy' . . . when you sleep next to me and always roll over to be closer . . the excitement in your face when you discover something new . . the honest tone in your voice when you say 'I Love You' . . . I couldn't be more proud of you . . . and couldn't be more blessed to have you as a son"
29: Father | Son
30: Handsome as can be . .
31: It was always all about you . . . .