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Great Uncle Brad

Well Congratulations Brad! You are a Great Uncle! Your great niece Gracie Lucinda Schulz was born on August 28th at 10:43 pm. She weighed 6 lbs 9 oz and was 19 1/2 " long. Amy was amazing through the whole thing and Jeremy was absolutely wonderful. I got to be there to watch them fall head over heels in love with her and it was the best day ever. 

I am pretty sure you already know all of this but I was excited to tell you. 

Love your sister, now a Grandma! I can hear you laughing already. 


What can I even say? 7 years? Ouch. There is so much going on that you are missing. I miss you and I miss being able to tell you everything.

His name is Jason

Hey Brother.
Tomorrow is your birthday and it still breaks my heart that you are not here so I can call you old and give you a hard time.
The Manna family lost someone very special, his name is Jason. He is a Dad, a son, a brother, an Uncle, a dear friend, a cousin, and more.
He was loved by so many people and now so many people are broken. Maybe you and him will meet and you will see why he touched everyone he met.
Hmmm, sounds familiar huh? This has created a new deep wound for us and reminded us of our unhealed wound. I miss you little big brother, still more than any words can describe.
Keep an eye out for Jason. Shake his hand and say hello. I think you two have a whole lot in common.
I love you Brad.

May you

 Happy Birthday little brother. I know you have been "helping" me with things, thanks. I saw this and it made me think of you. 

May you touch fireflies and stars, dance with fairies and talk to the moon. 

I miss you. 


Anything Land by Alyssa

 For those who don't know, Alyssa is Brad's 10 year old niece. She was 5 the last time she saw Brad but we talk about him a lot. This is a story she wrote at school today. 

                                               Anything Land

You know who you are

Brad is thanking you guys over and over for going where he needed you to be, and so are the rest of us. Thanks guys. 


 Hey man, I could use some advice here. Or one of our 3+ hour conversations or something. Smmething? Help me out. I really do not want to see what is at the end of the rope but I am losing my grip. Pick up the phone and call me. 

What to say

 I don't even know what to say. I need to say something and all my words are buried under all the nonsense going on right now. I need time to myself this week with a clear head and I don't think I am getting it. But I hope you know that although there is a severe lack of words, there is no lack of missing you or thinking about you. Miss you little brother. Not less every year but more. 


Ok now you have Petey and Roxy and Payton. That should keep you busy.

Need you to watch over Heather

Hey brother. I really do miss you. Lots of stuff is going on and I want to talk to you. I really need to talk to you. Heather is having brain surgery soon. Maybe you can try and watch over things a bit? I miss knowing you are here to call when I am in trouble. I miss the security. I miss you. I need your help Brad. Keep an eye on Heather though, thanks.

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