P3 Melvin Bundy's Biography

My Dear Friends,
 I want to tell you a little about my family. Mel and I have been married for 10 wonderful years. His family and my family have always been good friends. Mel rode bulls with my dad and older brothers. His sisters and I were best friends. Cliven has always been a second Dad to me. He would always ask, “When are you going to marry one of my boys?” We would laugh. It came as quite a surprise to both of us when it became a reality. Mel and I became friends working and pushing cattle. We both enjoyed a lot of the same things and shared a lot of the same friends. We worked together on the ranch and spent a lot of time together. Our friendship naturally changed to much more. We began dating in the fall of 2005. By December of that year we were engaged and married on January 14, 2006. Since then, we have added 5 beautiful daughters to our young family. Montana is 9. She is very studious. She loves to read and do science projects. Bentlie is 8. She loves to build things. She is very creative and loves every creature she can pet or play with. Presly is 7. She is a little spitfire. She loves everyone and is always giggling. She loves to play tricks and has the cutest little freckles on her nose that you will ever see. Kymber is 4. She loves to play outside, swimming, swinging or just enjoying the weather. She is her Daddy’s little bed warmer. She doesn’t let him get too far away from her ever! Adahlen is our new little sweetheart. She is almost 6 months old. She loves to smile and stick everything in her mouth. She loves to hear her daddy’s voice and gives big sloppy kisses. All 5 of our daughters have beautiful blonde hair full of curls and deep blue eyes. (Except Presly, her eyes are green like her Mommy’s) Mel is such a good Daddy. He spends every day loving his girls. As soon as he walks in the door from work, the screaming starts. “Tickle Monster!” Until someone gets hurt or I tell them dinner is ready. They gather eggs together and feed the horses, goats, chickens, rabbits and dog. We spend our days off in the mountains. Looking for “Daddy Deer” (Bucks) picking flowers and splashing in creeks. We love our family. We love our freedom and we love this land. When our lands became closed to all, in March of 2014, we stood for family and freedom. The freedom to access the land and enjoy the beautiful creations our Father in Heaven has given us. We stood in a peaceful protest to the violation and threat to our family and way of life. My husband and best friend has now been taken from us. Taken by the very government that was created to protect its people. My children are left without their Daddy and me without my husband. We have lost our security, both physically and financially. We are now limited to a 15-minute phone call each day and a 20-minute visit through a TV monitor at the jail. The phone calls are costly and the visits are close to 100 miles away. Our relationship as a family consists largely by the letters we send back and forth. The fight over “who gets to check the mail today?” Every day hoping for a letter from our Daddy. We have always lived by our family moto, “Keep it Simple.” Not much in our life is simple right now, but we love each other so much. Our girls are really missing their Daddy. Mel has always been a wonderful father and husband and has always made sure that we have everything we need, physically, emotionally, and financially. Mel has always loved to go to work, to know he is providing for our family. This time is difficult for him. The feeling of being useless and helpless to us. It brings Mel so much comfort to know that his family is being cared for. We love our daddy “more than all the trees on all the mountains.” We love this land, the constitution and our freedom. We love our father in heaven and we will continue to pray for our Daddy’s safe return home to us. Your prayers for our family mean so much! They bring us so much comfort in this difficult time. Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. For your financial help in helping me to provide the necessities for my little girls in our Daddy’s absence. We are so grateful to you and we hope one day we can pay it forward.
 Thank you, from the bottom of my heart,
 Briana Bundy

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