Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Last Post

It has been just over 3 months now since the clock marked 4 am, on the 4th day of the 4th month - Easter Sunday, when we lost our love - Ryan/Daddy. But still everything we have learned from him and continue to learn every day, remains strong with us both. Ryan is everywhere for us - in the house we live, in the things we do, in who we are and who we will continue to become.

We know that the best thing we can do for him now, is to live the life he would have wanted to have with us. One full of laughter, big hugs, many smiles and sharing it all with our friends. His blog and his book have been the way that he hoped to communicate what he has learned to as many people as possible. So that no one else would have to go through what he did, to learn the lessons.

His blog will be kept up as long as possible, so that you can check in from time to time to remember the amazing gift he left us all. But it doesn't seem right for me to post on it anymore - it was his place.

I leave you with two reminders of his life. They are both songs that his best friend Kevin found over the past few months to help us remember what he would have wanted us to. The first one we played at his celebration of life, in case you were there. The other is another song filled with messages that Ryan believed as well.

Our love and thanks to you all for helping us smile a little bit more throughout this journey.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzkZPI-HKsk&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO9duGVo7FY


5 comments:

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Ireland said...

All I want to say is, yes! Yes! Yes! You’re so right. I want to get behind this so much. You speak with so much authority, so much spirit, I feel as though you’ve definitely hit the nail on the head. Good job with this. Please keep brining us more because we need more of your type of blogger.

CCC National Chairman said...
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CCC National Chairman said...

It was a pleasure to meet Ryan at Michael Lepitre's house, when Ryan shared about his hopes and his struggles. May God watch over your family and may you seek Him for comfort and refuge.

Please let me know if you need anything or if there is any way we can help.

God bless you and your family,

Jim Blake
National Chairman
Concerned Christians Canada
www.concernedchristians.ca

Praying, Acting, Making a Difference!

Anonymous said...

I just read Ryan's book. What a wonderful message and reminder to me to "uncover and nurture the happiness that can be found around every corner of even the worst situation."
This book is truly a gift that he has shared with the world.