6 years ago / Pee Paw (grandfather)
On this day, six years ago, I held you for the last time before getting that horrible call.
I miss you so much. Visiting your grave is not my idea of visiting with you.
I hope and pray one day that I can be reunited with you and my son. Please pray for your family and ask God to look over them.
Love you my little wee wee girl.
Love, Pee Paw Close
7 years old / Glenn Hester (Grandfather)
On the 17th of November, you would have been 7 years old. How I miss having you with us and growing up with your brother and cousins.
I would have loved to stop by your school and have lunch with you and take you places and have you stay over with us at the house.
I love and miss you everyday. Pray for our family and ask God to Bless them all.
Love, Pee Paw Close
5 years / Glenn Hester (Grandfather)
It has been five years since that horrible and tragic night. I miss you so much and wish everyday that you were still with us.
Although justice was served, there is no closure with me. Closure will come with my last breath. I love you so much my little wee wee girl.
I hope to one day soon be reunited with you and Glenny. Love, Pee Paw. Close
Fly hight sweet Angel x / Caroline Mason (guest)
So sorry for your loss of beautiful Brianna, I can relate to what your feeling, Here in London, UK. I lost me precious niece in similar circumstances she was not much younger than Brianna and yes social services here failed her just like the DEFACS did Brianna. I am glad you got justice sadly we were not so blessed.
Sending my love to you all xxx
Four years ago / Pee Paw (Grandfather)
Today marks you leaving us to return to your Heavenly Father. I thank God for the short time you were part of my life but wish you had been here longer.
Your cousins are growing up without knowing you and enjoying your antics. I am getting older without you in my life. I miss you so much.
I love you and always will remember the good times we had together. Ask God to look upon your family and heal the pain within our hearts. Hope to see you soon.
Love, Pee Paw Close
Memorial/ Pee Paw (Grandfather)
Bri, last week our county honored and remembered those lost to crime. Your picture was on the wall this time.
I would give anything for your picture not to be on that wall, but glad to have you remembered by so many since you are not here with us anymore.
I love and miss you my darling. I hope to join you one day when God calls me. Love, Pee Paw Close
Bri, justice has been served. Although he will be put away for life, there are no winners in this case. Many people have, and will continue to suffer throughout their lives because of his actions.
Healing will begin for many, but closure will only come for me when I take my last breath.
Two families were destroyed from all this. Although I am happy with the outcome of this trial, I would give it all up just to have you back with us. Until we can meet again, know that I miss and love you so much.
Thank our Heavenly Father for allowing the decision we wanted. His Will be done.
Bri, three years ago this date, I held you for the last time. Tomorrow will mark three years ago that you left us to be with your Heavenly Father.
It has been agony these years without you. I so wished you would be here to watch your brother and cousins grow up and teach them with your antics and personality. I miss you so much.
This November, you would have turned five. I know you and Ciera would have gotten along great and you would have taught her how to pull those antics you did. My heart is void without you. I see you in Tyrus and TJ. I love and miss you my little Angel.
Please ask God to look with favor on your family and help us live with the void we feel. I hope to see you and Glenny sometime when my time comes. Love, Pee Paw
Your Bri will always be / Victoria Skye
I must admit I came upon the story of your precious Brianna by accident, but I am glad I did because it has helped raise my awareness and diligence in watching out for signs of abuse in the lives of my loved ones.
I am so heartbroken for you and your family and I hope that you have been able to recover from your grief somewhat. I know you will always grieve for your sweet baby, but you are doing a great thing by telling her story and making others aware of the dangers and signs of abusive partners or anyone else who cares for our children for that matter.
I have two daughters in their 20s and can relate as far as that goes, I can also relate as far as being abused physically, mentally and sexually. However, I cannot relate to losing a precious child due to someones wicked heart and hand. I cant even imagine the despair of it.
I know that you will never get over the pain. It may subside at times, but it will always be there.
You didn't mention what happened with the boyfriend. If he is in jail or not. I hope so.
You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I will also pass this on to my cousin who teaches seminars on how to recognize child sexual abusers and how to tell if you are a teenage girl with an abusive boyfriend.
Another Christmas without you / Pee Paw (grandfather)Read >>
Another Christmas without you / Pee Paw (grandfather)
Bri, I had a song dedicated to you when you were born. The title is "All I want for Christmas is You". I still feel that way. I remember your first Christmas with us. You were too young to enjoy it, but the second one was the best.
I remember you opening your gifts and having fun that day. This memory will live in my heart and mind forever as there will be no more to remember. I love and miss you so much.
Although your cousins are around and give me joy, there is a void in my heart where you should be. With the new arrival of your brother coming and your cousin, I can almost envison how you would play with them and look after them as the oldest of the children.
Life has not been the same with you gone. A part of me is missing since you are no longer here. I know you are in Heaven, but I am selfish. I want you back to hug you and love you and spoil you.
God forgive me for this feeling, but I cannot help it. During these holidays, sadness, where there should be joy, overcomes me. I try to be there for my other grandchildren and great grandchildren, but I am wearing thin.
Bri, this Thursday you would have been 4 years old. I miss having you in my life. I often think how it would have been had you lived. I can see you playing with your cousins, enjoying life with us and entertaining us all with your antics.
I miss you so much. Hopefully, justice will be served when we go to trial. You deserve it so much. I love and miss you so much. Pray for your family left behind. It is a struggle each day.
So very sad for your loss. / Julio Cuesta (fellow human being )
Don't usually read the details. They are just to hard to take. Today for the first time I read the whole article about Brianna. To think that a child so young had to endure this punishment and hurt is so very hard to accept.
I have no doubt in my mind that Brianna is safe. That no harm will ever come to her again. Since we have so many other little angels dying so very young we know that she has lots of company in heaven.
Mei the Lord continue to help the entire family cope with Brianna's loss. Close
Darling it will be two years ago at the end of this month that we had to come to realization that you would no longer be with us. This has been a horrible two years for me. You touched my heart like no other ever has.
Although your cousins were born I wish you were around to be a part of their lives as well. I miss watching you grow up your funny antics and the love you gave me.
I pray that when we go back to court on the trial that God will assist us in getting a conviction on the man accused of causing your death.
I pray that I can be a good grandfather and great grandfather to Ciera Tyrus and Kyler. You would have enjoyed being around them. Please ask God to look on your family and heal the pain we carry in our hearts.
Although I do vist your grave almost every day it is not the same as holding you in my arms. I pray that one day I will be worthy to rejoin you and Glenny when my time comes.
In Novemeber your 3rd birthday came around but you wasn't here to celebrate with us. I hope you heard me that night...Please give Glenny a kiss from all of us. November is the month that our uncle passed away in too. Our cousin Tyrus came into the world November 23. He is so perfect.
Today is Auntie Karen and your mommy's birthday. I wish you were there to celebrate with them. I know that is what would make a wonderful birthday gift but that will no longer happen. Tomorrow is the day that will bring happy painful and sad memories to everyone. As the trial begins please pray for everyone. It will be tough to get through but justice will come for you. Christmas will be hard also. Just not the same.
Next month Kyler will be here too. We haven't seen his face in person yet but he looks beautiful from the pictures I have seen.
Ciera Tyrus Kyler...but no Brianna. I know you're here but not physically. I miss you so much baby girl. I wish I could still see you when I went to visit. I wish I could hear you sing and talk. Things just ain't the same. Please pray for our family. Justice will come for you angel. Please remember even though we ain't blood or even marriage related I love you and you will always be my baby cousin.