He was born in 1976, America's Bicentenial. We wanted to name him after his two grandfathers. He could have been Benjamin Franklin Wade but that irony in the Bicentenial year seemed a little too much. So Bryan Christopher was chosen instead. I think maybe that patriotism rubbed off a little. Both of his grandfathers would have been proud of his ROTC experience and his love of scouting. He even achieved the Order of the Arrow after his Eagle and still loves the program and has had scout leader responsibilities.
He served his church mission in San Paulo, Brazil, loving the people and the Portuguese language. Like his dad with his German if Bry hears Portuguese his ears perk up and colored lights start flashing.
He loves games and Batman and Kymberlee, maybe she wonders who is first, and Jayden, Tanner and Ethan. Bryan loves life. There is no doubt about that. Happy, happy birthday. We love you so much.