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Grieving Dad: Dragonflies and White Butterflies

While I was browsing through recent Facebook posts, I came across an article from a page I follow, Grieving Dads. He wrote an article about how dragonflies feel like the spirits of the children he had lost. My family and I can definitely relate to this feeling on a few levels. After losing a loved [...]

Bryan’s School Taking Donations

Bryan's school, Tarawa Terrace Elementary, is doing a few things this year to honor Bryan. They were proud to be a part of this first graders short life, and they're showing it. First, they're making a small garden area with a bench that says "Bryan's Buddy Bench" on it where teachers and students can sit [...]

It Has Been Almost 1 Year…

It has been almost 1 year since I got to see and hold Bryan. He stayed with us for his whole spring break. We would go pick Maddox up from school and they would have long conversations in the car ride about what he learned. During the day, he would have tea parties with Peyton [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:56:20+00:00 March 18th, 2014|Categories: Bryan, Personal|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Highs and Lows of 2013

During this time of year, you'll usually see bloggers reflect and look back at the past year and predict what will happen in the upcoming year. This year has been a roller coaster for me and my family and we've experienced our highest highs and our lowest lows, all in 2013. This is my version [...]

In Loving Memory Of Bryan Andrew Russell

This has been the hardest and longest week of my life, and yet, I'm not ready to move on from it. Last Saturday, November 2nd, 2013, I got the most horrific phone call that any parent could get. My son, who was only 6 1/2, passed away in his sleep. I couldn't believe it, I [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:56:27+00:00 November 10th, 2013|Categories: Bryan, Personal|Tags: , , |6 Comments