Brant was born on this day in 1982. I was five years old. He passed away in November of 1989. Born with significant disabilities, he was seven years old when he went to spend eternity with Jesus. Six months after Brant passed away, Roy and Joan adopted Brianna. The same Brianna that in 2008 would give birth to our son Isaac.
April 16 always sticks in my mind. Not only do I know a lot of people celebrating birthdays today:
- My goddaughter Grace
- My cousins (and brothers) Jason and Justin
- Brandi (from Eglin AFB)
- Mark (husband of my friend Tina in Incirlik)
But today will always be Brant's birthday. And that is something I will never forget.
Here is a post I wrote on July 2, 2007. Brianna had come to visit us at Eglin AFB for a week. This was just a few months before we would get the phone call that would change our life. A phone call asking us if we would consider adopting Isaac.