ONE MAN.

ONE LETTER. 
ONE LEGACY.


ONE MAN.

ONE LETTER. 
ONE LEGACY.

The Day My Life Changed Forever...

I'll never forget May 23, 2003.  My family and I woke up in Hawaii  on a family vacation and headed to Hanauma Bay to go snorkeling. 

I'll never forget the smile my dad gave me as we headed out into the water with our masks on.  My dad loved me and it showed.  As a 19 year old young man fresh off my first year away at college...I cherished this moment to be with him.

I'll never forget my dad and I swimming side by side and taking in God's creation together.  This was one of the best moments in my short life so far....

...I'll never forget the moment when I couldn't find my dad...

...only to see him in the distance struggling and exhausted... 

...I'll never forget the moment my dad - who had a deep booming voice - whimpered out  "help, I need help"...

...I'll never forget swimming with my arms around my unconscious father, trying my best to get him to shore and keep his head above the water

...I'll never forget the moment it was declared he didn't make it.  It was over.  One of the best days of my life had become my worst in a matter of moments. 

I'll never forget what happened next...

The Day My Life Changed Forever...

I'll never forget May 23, 2003.  My family and I woke up in Hawaii  on a family vacation and headed to Hanauma Bay to go snorkeling. 

I'll never forget the smile my dad gave me as we headed out into the water with our masks on.  My dad loved me and it showed.  As a 19 year old young man fresh off my first year away at college...I cherished this moment to be with him.

I'll never forget my dad and I swimming side by side and taking in God's creation together.  This was one of the best moments in my short life so far....

...I'll never forget the moment when I couldn't find my dad...

...only to see him in the distance struggling and exhausted... 

...I'll never forget the moment my dad - who had a deep booming voice - whimpered out  "help, I need help"...

...I'll never forget swimming with my arms around my unconscious father, trying my best to get him to shore and keep his head above the water

...I'll never forget the moment it was declared he didn't make it.  It was over.  One of the best days of my life had become my worst in a matter of moments. 

I'll never forget what happened next...

THIS IS MY DAD...




"I loved your father...I'll never forget the impact he had on my life...and your Dad had the greatest laugh."  

Terry Bradshaw


In 1983 I was born and I made my dad...a dad!
My dad coached me in little league football. 
Game days were a family affair!
Allen, TX 1994
My dad was drafted Falcons as a tight end and signed a two year contract but never got on the field because of an in injury sustained during training camp.

My dad's quarterback, roommate, and best friend at Louisiana Tech was Terry Bradshaw. 





My dad and two other teammates - Terry Bradshaw and Tommy Spinks - were invited to meet with President Nixon in the Oval Office. 
I have so many great memories with my dad during my developing years.  We wrestled, we laughed, we prayed together each night, we played chess, we camped, we fished, we did it all!
In 2001, during my senior year of high school, a year before my father drowned, my parents took me to New Orleans to watch my favorite team play.

LATER THAT DAY...     

...back in the condo my family was in total shock.   What just happened to our dad?  

Then, as the eldest son, I was tasked with making the phone calls.

First caIl...my grandparents. They were devastated to learn the news of their son's passing.

I then called our church, the hospital where my dad worked, and other friends and family.

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be making this phone call.  

With each call I missed my dad 
more and more.

Meet My Dad...

Larry C. Brewer
Nov.  22, 1948 - May 23, 2003
My dad was drafted Falcons out of Louisiana Tech as a tight end and signed a two year contract but never got on the field because of an in injury sustained during training camp.
My dad's quarterback, roommate, and best friend at Louisiana Tech was Terry Bradshaw. 
"I loved your father...I'll never forget the impact he had on my life...and your Dad had the greatest laugh."  

Terry Bradshaw


My dad and two other teammates - Terry Bradshaw and Tommy Spinks - were invited to meet with President Nixon in the Oval Office. 
In 1983 I was born and I made my dad...a dad!
I have so many great memories with my dad during my developing years.  We wrestled, we laughed, we prayed together each night, we played chess, we camped, we fished, we did it all!
My dad coached me in little league football. 
Game days were a family affair!
Allen, TX 1994
In 2001, during my senior year of high school, a year before my father drowned, my parents took me to New Orleans to watch my favorite team play.

Later That Day...

...my family mourned.   What just happened to our family?  

As the eldest son, I was tasked with making the phone calls.

I called my grandparents who were devastated to learn the news of their son's passing.

I called our church, the hospital where my dad worked, and other friends and family.

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be making this phone call.  

With each call I missed my dad 
more and more.

MY DAD, MY HERO

I was in the backroom talking to God..."What just happened?"  "Where were you God?" and asking "How can life even go on after this?"

My mom appeared in the doorway and said "I have something for you and it's from your dad.  I found it in his briefcase."

I had no idea what she was talking about. 

My mom walked across the room and handed me a letter.  At the top it said "Dear Blake, Natalie, and Marcus"

It's hard to describe how I felt in that moment but one word is...LOVED.  My dad, not knowing he was about to die, spent the last couple months of his life writing us a letter...Wow.  

I began weeping.  

Even after his death my dad was still there for me.    

 

MY DAD, MY HERO

I'll never forget being in the backroom talking to God..."What just happened?"  "Where were you God?" and asking "How can life even go on after this?"

I'll never forget my mom appearing in the doorway and saying "I have something for you and it's from your dad.  I found it in his briefcase."

I had no idea what she was talking about. 

I'll never forget the moment my mom walked across the room and handed me a letter.  At the top it said "Dear Blake, Natalie, and Marcus"

I'll never forget how I felt in that moment...LOVED.  My dad, not knowing he was about to die, spent the last couple months of his life writing us a letter...Wow.  

I began weeping.  

Thank you dad...my hero.    

 

The power of ONE man writing ONE letter leaving ONE legacy changed everything in my life!

That day I dedicated my life to living for what really mattered...God and people.

In 2010 I married the girl of my dreams and by 2015 we had started our family when my little girl was born. 

The moment she was born everything changed! It was time to write her a letter the same way my dad did for me...And I quickly realized how hard it was.   I couldn't get my thoughts organized and it seemed as if I was always "too busy". 

That's when it hit me...every dad wants to write this letter but most dads don't...why?  For the same reason I kept getting stuck.

After a couple times of God clearly saying, 
"GO HELP DADS WRITE THIS LETTER!"  I got it.

The Legacy Letter Challenge was born.  It was time to help dads like you.

Why? 

Because YOUR legacy matters.

The power of ONE man writing ONE letter leaving ONE legacy changed everything in my life!

That day I dedicated my life to living for what really mattered...God and people.

In 2010 I married the girl of my dreams and by 2015 we had started our family when my little girl was born. 

The moment she was born everything changed! It was time to write her a letter the same way my dad did for me...And I quickly realized how hard it was.   I couldn't get my thoughts organized and it seemed as if I was always "too busy". 

That's when it hit me...every dad wants to write this letter but most dads don't...why?  For the same reason I kept getting stuck.

After a couple times of God clearly saying, 
"GO HELP DADS WRITE THIS LETTER!"  

I got it.

The Legacy Letter Challenge was born.  It was time to help dads like you.

Why? 

Because YOUR legacy matters.

It is our mission to help 1 million dads write at least one 
well written, meaningful, lasting Legacy Letter. 

Your Letter Matters.  Every Letter Matters. Every Dad Matters. Every Child Matters.

It is our mission to help 1 million dads write at least one Well written, meaningful, lasting legacy letter.

One Legacy Letter can change a life.  
Can you imagine when a million dads write it?

About the Legacy Letter Challenge

The Legacy Letter Challenge helps dads connect with their children on a deeper level by writing a letter from their heart.

Blake Brewer

Blake is on a mission to help 1 million dads write at least one well written, meaningful, lasting Legacy Letter to their children. Blake has a wonderful wife and loves being a father to his three children, all under 6. As he leads his family, he draws from many mentors, but none more important than his late father Larry Brewer.

About the Legacy Letter Challenge

The Legacy Letter Challenge helps dads connect with their children on a deeper level by writing a letter from their heart.

Blake Brewer

Blake is on a mission to help 1 million dads write at least one well written, meaningful, lasting Legacy Letter to their children. Blake has a wonderful wife and loves being a father to his three children, all under 6. As he leads his family, he draws from many mentors, but none more important than his late father Larry Brewer.

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