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Que Sera! The Best is Yet to Be -Happy 25th Birthday Brett

I recall the day I captured this photo.

This photo, my very favorite.


I use the word captured, as the word defined is to take into one’s possession. I wanted to capture this moment and freeze time.  You my toddler boy, with a mane of untamed hair, wobbly legs, a limited vocabulary, and a pure, yet bountiful curiosity as vast as the ocean your father led you to for the very first time.  Daddy led and you shrieked with delight as the waves roared to meet you.  You toyed with the water- four steps forward, two steps back – but you kept progressing.

As I watched you with unbridled pride and so much love my heart could burst, I wondered where those first steps on the sandy beach would lead you.  Doris Day sang in my head, Que sera, sera whatever will be, will be, the future’s not ours to see Que sera Que sera.

What I have witnessed over the past 25 years, has become a handsome, determined, smart, athletic, solid, funny, loving, generous, honest, fair, hardworking partner, and best friend.

I’m reminded of this quote by Jack Welch:

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others”. —

Thank you for loving and leading not only our family, but your extended family and friends.

Once, we led you…

Now you’ve taken the lead, and I couldn’t be more proud to be your mom.



Que sera sera- Happy 25th Brett! The Brett and the Best is Yet to BE!