1/3/14 Brian’s first post


Happy New Year.

Thank you to my family, friends, and loved ones. Thank you also to everyone who is fighting on our behalf. In so many ways I am grateful and consider myself a blessed man with a life that is full of love.

I remember once, while sitting in the prison visiting room, my father looked at me and asked, “How do you get through each day?” I answered him, “By being thankful for what I have, instead of dwelling on what I don’t.”

Having people who love and support me is very powerful. Having family that cared for me when things were at their worst, brought me hope. Having a daughter who continues to see me merely as her daddy, when so many have looked at me as something else, gives me faith. Having an incredible, caring woman believe in me with all her heart, shows me true love. That’s how I get through each day…hope, faith, and love.

Everyday continues to bring new dreams and new opportunities. And every day brings us one day closer to our happy ending. Thank you to everyone for their love and support.

– Brian

4 thoughts on “1/3/14 Brian’s first post

  1. sara kraner

    Just read about your story. I found the link on the center for wrongful convictions page. Amazing how something like this can even happen. Sounds like you have great support and hopefully Brian someday soon you will be free. Hang in there!

  2. bjpix Post author

    Thank you for your post.
    Yes, I do have a great support system and we will hang in there.
    We have this little phrase that we use that keeps us positive: One Day Closer…it reminds us that with each day that passes we move one day closer to our hopes and dreams coming true. Every day brings us one day closer to our “Happily Ever After.” With every door that opens or every door that closes, we are always grateful that we have each other and remind ourselves that we are…one day closer.
    – Brian

  3. Joanne

    I found this website through a friends email. I read every document posted here. I am disappointed to realize that our judicial system is this flawed. The reason that I am writing is just to say I believe you and I look forward to reading that you have been exonerated. God bless you and your family.

  4. Carolyn

    Hello Brian,
    I must say I am very impressed with you and how you have been able to look ahead and stay positive. The things you have accomplished over the years are truly remarkable. I spoke with your mom today and she directed me to your site; I have not completely read the whole site but I am close. My heart goes out to you. It saddens me for the position you are in and at the same time I can smile because of all the accomplishments you have achieved. You have not wasted a moment of your life and you are touching many lives because of your positive outlook and turning a bad situation into many great triumphs.
    I knew you when you were young and I still see that young man who came to help me care for your mom’s sick puppy; together we helped save that baby’s life. I am not sure if you remember, but it still stands out in my mind vividly.
    I believe in your innocence and I am praying for you and your family, please tell Brenda I say Hi. Keep looking up and God Bless you.


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