Oh my goodness! Having you in my life has been so huge, it is next to impossible to put how much you mean to me in this letter...but I will try. You have been more than sons, you have been young men that I look up to more than you could ever even imagine. Someone said to me one time that they loved seeing my boys, because you each had your own special personalities, and they appreciated how I allowed you to be yourselves. I pray that I always gave you room to grow into what God wanted you to be. I know without a doubt that you are wonderful young men, loving husbands and great dads.
Bryan...my son...my sweet funny son! You were my surprise, and what a wonderful surprise you were. I was at the hospital for 15 hours before you finally decided to make your appearance. The doctor kept saying that you were going to be a girl...we didn't have the technology to find out early like you do now, so I didn't know until you were born. The first thing that a lot of people asked me was...are you upset that he is not a girl? And I always gave an emphatic "No"! I was so happy to have another son and you were so much fun, I don't know what my life would have been without you. Your personality makes people smile and your vocal talent brings folks closer to the One who created you. You made me a g-ma for the first time and I couldn't have been happier to get that call from you letting me know that you and Stacy were expecting. I love you both and your 2 precious boys so much!
In closing, let me just say again how important all 5 of you are to me. Brad, Bryan and Brandon...you light up my world every time I hear your voice over the phone or see you on Skype. I will always love you...no matter what...ALWAYS. Jon and Will, I may not have birthed you guys, but I love you all the same. I know God has big plans for you.