Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Aka My Brother
The G-Man himself, what a dork. I love you brother for so many reasons. You could always make me laugh, I think you are the funniest person I have ever met. You protected me a few times that I can remember. And I never doubted that you loved me. You are a daddy now and I am so excited for you. Asher is so blessed to have you as a father and friend. Remember to love him and support him in his dreams. I hate that we live so far apart but you remain in my heart! Love you brother!
Posted by Brandy Lee at 8:35 AM
Friday, June 19, 2009
You asked for a mother's day post but here is a father's day post instead. You may not be my dad but you have raised three amazing kids who sure think you're the best. I have watched how you father them and I stand amazed much of the time. Everything you do is out of love with them whether it be praise or discipline. You have a huge heart and I can only imagine an even bigger amount of love for your children. I continue to pray for you on this day and those to come for peace and guidance. Be proud of the father you are for those traits are a gift from God.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Grandpa Hughes, Kildea, & Hisel
aka My Grandfathers
You have been an influence on me since I was little. I remember and cherish the memories I have from childhood about all three of you. Papa Hughes, I laugh when I think about our many golf lessons and croquet games in the back yard and trips to the flee market. Grandpa Kildea, I wish so badly that I could go back to the lake house just one more time. I loved the scavenger hunts you would plan and the SPAM for breakfast. Grandpa Hisel, I remember so little about about you because you left us too soon. I do remember how tall you were. I thought you were a giant. But my dad has told me so many stories about you. He really loves and misses you. I am sure he gets his love of cars and speed from you. I think you would be proud of the dad he has become, I am. But what I am most thankful for is the amazing job you all did raising my parents. Thank you for not strangling them when they drove you crazy. I love you all.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
aka My Father
Well we have not had the best relationship but you are still my father and I still love you. God placed you in my life and me in yours for a reason. We had some good times though. I can remember going on your company picnics with you and when I wasn't big enough to do what the other kids were doing, you would take me out on the little boat. I remember camping and laying out in the hammock. I know that I have done some things that have disappointed you and vise-versa but that's ok because if God can forgive us then we can forgive each other. I want you to know that I do forgive you and that I love you dearly. If only we could get back the time we lost together. I want you to know that I have changed alot dad. I am married to an amazing man who has given me three amazing babies. I have returned to my first love, God, who without Him, my life would not be what it is today. I pray for you and pray that you find the same kind of happiness. I love you and miss you!
Posted by Brandy Lee at 8:03 AM
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
aka My Dad
Vern I truly hope you know how much of an answered prayer you are. You stepped into our lives when my Mom needed you most, and when we needed you. I think back at those awful teenage years when we fought so much and you pushed my buttons and you knew it! Ahh you would make me so mad but I would've changed it because ultimately they brought us closer. I never thought I would act like my step-father but as weird as it is we are so much alike. AWESOME!!! I am so proud of the man of God that you have become and I thank you for being there for my mother. G is so lucky to have you in his life so I must thank you for being a great Papa. We love you so much!!!
Posted by Brandy Lee at 10:49 AM
Tyrel Wayne Pickard
aka My Husband
Where to begin and what to say. I love you so much. You are the father to my three sweet babies and my best friend. I can't think of anyone I would rather spend time with than you. I remember when we found out we were pregnant and later that we were having a boy, you were worried about being a good role model for him. I don't think you can do any better. G lights up when he sees his daddy and loves everything about you. I can tell already that he wants to be just like you, from wearing dirty work boots to riding the dirt bike. I truly can't ask for a better father for Graydon than the one God has granted. We have two babies in heaven that I'm sure are so proud of their daddy too. This past year has been so rough and I couldn't have gotten through it without you. Even when you are in despair you still find ways to bring me up and remind me to look to the Lord for comfort and grace. I remember one day in particular that I was struggling with losing our babies, that you swept me in your arms and forever changed my heart. I was having a hard time dealing with our babies not having an identity and I wanted to name them so they would not be forgotten by other. That's when you told me, "I like to think that Jesus has named our babies for us and one day we will hear them." those were words straight from God because I have not worried about it since. I thank God daily for you and cannot ever express what you really mean to me. I love you Boog
Posted by Brandy Lee at 10:15 AM
Monday, June 8, 2009
Ty took Graydon for his first ride on a dirtbike. They rode Aspens because daddy's is a little too big for momma's liking. Graydon wore Caelan's helmet which was about 10 sizes too big but safety first when riding with the Rutledges! We were mean parents and put Graydon on litterally screaming NO! but as soon as they took off he was was screaming WAHOO! and FASTER DADDY!. And so the fun begins.....
Posted by Brandy Lee at 10:59 AM