"a portrait of each of my children, once each week, in 2017"
Jaden: You're nine years old, and you've already played for a state championship. You and your teammates fell just three points short of bringing home the trophy, but it just gives you more to build on and motivate you for next year. It was quite the weekend, and it's been an incredible winter cheering you on. You keep working hard to chase your dream, and we'll keep doing all we can to provide you with every resource necessary to help you along the way. Proud of you.
Brandon: We got out your tractor, your bike and your ball last week as this weather of ours took a turn towards spring. At least momentarily. We got out your shorts to find that you have indeed grown since the last time you wore them all. One more week as a six year old. But you still hold my hand when we're walking along the sidewalk and you still want your mommy most when you get really tired. Love you bud. Thanks for being a champ on our basketball trip all weekend long. This next week and a half is all about you!