Be INSPIRED

Follow along and read about how Ryan spent his final days surrounded by those he loved the most... his FAMILY.

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May 17, 2010

Ryan peacefully passed away today after fighting the good fight.

I know so many of us prayed and hoped for a miracle of healing in this earthy life... Yet, there were miracles happening before our eyes. I could go on and on about miracles that blessed Ryan and our family over the past year, but really, the past three weeks that we have had with Ryan were a MIRACLE.

Heavenly Father was listening and answering prayers. He blessed Ryan and our family, to have the time we needed to say goodbye... to laugh, to cry, to love and to make some cherished and unforgettable memories.


Ryan has returned back Home...he is free.

He is missed, loved and will never be forgotten.

Welcome Home my Love... Welcome Home

86 comments:

DB said...

God bless Ryan. God bless your family. You are all in my prayers.

Heather (& Ryan) said...

Margie, I know how hard this must be for you even though you make it sound so easy. I have learned so much from you through your strength and faith and love you have for Ryan. You both fought a good fight and I know without a doubt that Heavenly Father is pleased with you both. Ryan will be received with welcomed arms and will forever be your gaurdian angel. Thank goodness he doesnt have to suffer anymore and can be in peace back with his heavenly family. Give yourself and your precious children a big hug for us and know that we will continue to pray for you guys!

Lots of Love,
Heather & Ryan T.

The Krohmers said...

Margie,

Oh Margie, I wish i could take some of your sorrow away. I am so glad you had an amazing 3 weeks together filled with love. Both you and Ryan have impacted this world so much and I can only imagine the day you are reunited will be a glorious day. Know if you ever need anything just to reach out. Love to you and the kids and to Ryan up in heaven from the lymphoma community.

Stacey Mom said...

What a wonderful example you and Ryan have been to me of faith in our Heavenly Fathers plan. Your family is in my prayers, Ryan will be missed.

Shalae said...

Oh Margie, I'm so glad you guys have had these last 3 weeks together. We love you. Thank you so much for taking the tame to record your journey and let all of us be a part of it. May the gospel and the spirit feel you with incredible peace during this time when I'm sure it is very hard and will be hard. We'll miss him.

The Kindle Family said...

Margie, you are such a strong faithful woman! May God continue to bless you with the strength to get through these trying times and may He especially watch over your children, that they may feel the same peace and strength that you feel :). You know that Ryan is at peace and feels no sadness or regrets, we hope you are able to draw courage from those thoughts. There is a wonderful chapter about the Spirit World in our Gospel Principles manual for Sunday School! It gave me great comfort for you when I read about it a few days ago. Bless you and the children and Ryan's family at this time and forever! Love The Kindle Family

The Wallentine Family said...

Your faith and strength are inspiring. Please know that our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with your family.

Lacey said...

Dear Margie, Hallie, and Max,

We want you to know that we love you. We are praying for you. Ryan was a great person. I knew him in High School and he was such a great person to be around. He will be missed. Thank you for this Blog, it has let us become a part of you. Hallie and Max, this must be so hard, I could see all the love that you have for your daddy, he will be watching over you.

Jena said...

Dear Hess Family - you will continue to be in our prayers - I love reading about your faith and your love. Ryan will be missed - I grew up with him in SV and know what a great guy he is! I'm glad you had a great 3 weeks together. Best wishes to you all.

Megan and Sean said...

Your sweet family is in our prayers. God bless you. Know that your example has touched my heart and helped strenghten my testimony.

John + Jamie = A Delavan Family said...

Margie, we will continue to pray for you and the kids, oh i love you girl, very much. ryan is free and i am so grateful to know you shared three weeks of miracles! blessings are wonderful gifts. i love you. i wish i could hug you right now. just know you are in my thoughts. -jamie

Head 2005 Inc.! said...

Margie, thank you for sharing this journey with all of us. The way you and Ryan loved, shared, and lived is an example to me. Ryan has touched and influenced my life...and has impressed upon me how to live the rest of mine. We will always remember you and Ryan; you married a Star Valley boy! Some of the best ones I knew came out of Smoot. Thank you Margie; thank you for sharing your precious moments and his incredible life with us. God bless and keep you close. Remember how close Ryan and home will always be! Our love and prayers for you and your precious family!
Love Kitch Head Family

TheBaumanns said...

You don't know us, but we've been following Ryan's fight through a friend of yours. Our prayers are with you during this challenging time. May you feel our Savior's comforting arms wrapped around you.

Danielle said...

We are praying for you guys and thinking of you often. Thank you so much for sharing this journey with us. I am sure it has been hard at times to post, but I have followed and prayed for you guys all along. I am so happy that you got to spend that the few weeks with Ryan here witnessing miracles. You have a wonderful testimony and you will continue to see miracles. Love, The Clayton Family

SmustysGirl said...

Margie, thank you for being so open and allowing us (a lot of whom are strangers to you) share in your experience. We know it must have been hard at times, but we were all there with you... feeling joy with you, feeling sadness with you, sharing in your hopes and fears. We will all continue to be with you and pray for and think of you and your little ones always. Ryan's fight was inspirational. We know that when your children are older they will cherish being able to go back and read this blog and see how strong and beautiful and loving their father was, and how hard the two of you fought for your family. You are an amazing and faithful woman. I know that when my grandmother passed from breast cancer my faith was shaken to the core. I admire your steadfastness and your belief in the Lord and His hand in all things. Thank you for your example. We weep for your loss and will keep you and your babies in our hearts forever.

-Dusty and Aleesha Burgess family

Agnes said...

We Love you guys and we want you to know that you are always going to be in our prayers. Margie You are a Woman of Faith and a Great Example.We also know and believe you will see Ryan again. Your posts have been inspiring.We are glad you were able to spend priceless time as a family and that you've have seen Miracles :) He is Home, but but he will be missed. We Love You guys Lots!

Emily said...

Margie,

I also want to add that your family has been and will continue to be in my prayers.

I have learned to love your family in the last year and was saddened to hear this news. I am however cheered knowing that you will be able to see him again one day. And to know he is no longer in physical pain. Thank you all for your example and strength during this difficult time. You have strengthened my testimony also.

Emily Hunsaker

Spencer Smith said...

Margie,

May the Lord bless you with HIS peace today and beyond. I am sorry for your loss but am so grateful for the message of our Savior and the comfort it brings. You and your family remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Spencer Smith

Amanda Hutchings said...

Hello my dear Margie. What an amazing woman you are. Ryan IS such a wonderful person and you two have been incredible representatives of our Savior. You have blessed the lives of many as you have demonstrated faith, courage, and complete understanding of the Lord's plan. Remember all those blessing you have been promised through the covenants you made. What a wonderful thing to know that we are sealed together as a family for ALL ETERNITY! I sure love you and wish your family much love, peace, and comfort.

Kristine said...

Margie, your little family will be in our prayers. You have been such an example of faith, hope, and gratitude. I just wanted to take a second and say thank you for setting this up and sharing your journey with us -- you probably didn't know that it would be strengthening me and my testimony, but it did. And for that I'm grateful. Thank you.

Kristine

Brent said...

Margie, what an example your whole family has been for us. We miss Ryan already, but we are so grateful for the time we had with him. Thank you for sharing your family with all of us. We love you and will continue to try and be here to help with with whatever you need.

Visser Family said...

Margie, I agree completely with everything that has been said here. I am so amazed at how strong you have been and I am so grateful that you have let us into your lives during this difficult time. Thank you so much for being such a great example to us all.
Jennie Sanderson Visser

Matt B. said...

Margie,
You guys have continually been in our daily prayers since we found out about Ryan, and you all will continue to be. What a blessing the gospel is. You guys are amazing, and our hearts go out to you at this time.

-Matt

Katelin said...

May your testimony and knowledge of where he is now continue to bring you and all your family peace now and always. Love you, girl!

A Baarz said...

Margie,

Thank you for your wonderful example. You have strengthened my testimony as I have watched you grow and have watch your faith increase in our Savior. Thank you for allowing us to follow your journey. It has been a touching experience. Ryan was wonderful. Please know that you are in our thought and prayers.

Aimee Clement Baarz

melissa said...

Margie,
Thank you for sharing Ryan with us and for being an example of great faith and strength. I know Ryan lived a happy life and has a great family to show for it. What a blessing it is to know the Plan of Salvation. You and your family will continue to be in our prayers.

dougandcheryl said...

You are all in our prayers Margie. It has been such an amazing testimony building time to learn and be inspired by you and Ryan. You make me think of the scripture that talks about her children shall rise up and call her blessed. I wish we could be closer to do more for you. We love you.

Scuffham Family said...

Your strength continues to be an inspiration to us. We're so happy that you were able to have this time together. We are here for you and your family is always always in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

Margie,
Ditto to what the previous Melissa had to say! Thank you for sharing Ryan with us and for being an example of great faith and strength. What a blessing it is to know the Plan of Salvation. You and both of your families will continue to be in our prayers.
Melissa H.

Anonymous said...

Ditto to what the previous Melissa had to say! Thank you for sharing Ryan with us and for being an example of great faith and strength. What a blessing it is to know the Plan of Salvation. You and both of your familes will continue to be in our prayers.
Melissa and Phil

renhallows said...

you and your babes are in our prayers. Youre amazingly strong.

Ryanne said...

Margie and kids, You continue to be in our prayers and thoughts. We are thankful for this blog and how you have opened your lives and love to us. We are so glad for the past 3 weeks you've had and the miracles you've experienced. Reading about Ryan's passing, and then seeing the beautiful picture of the both of you on the beach really touched me. I know you will be reunited.

DeAnna said...

So, so, sorry. You and your family are an inspiration. I lost my dad to cancer a couple of years ago and my heart goes out to you and those babies. I pray that the Spirit will give you comfort and peace.

The Dunn's said...

We have not stopped thinking & praying about you & your family since last year. What an amazing, eternal family you are!

rod said...

all our love and prayers are with you and your family Margie!
Rod and Barb Wong

Lindsey K. said...

Your strength and courage bring tears to my eyes as you graciously appreciate the life that has come into your life. You are an amazing woman, Margie! My prayers are with you.

Love,
Lindsey K. Hood

Erin S said...

Oh Margie, you and your family have constantly been in my thoughts and prayers these past few months and will continue to do so. You are amazing, your strength is amazing, we love you.

Anonymous said...

I do not know you, but have read your blog for the past few months. You are so strong. I am so so sorry for your loss. I know you will be together forever. Could you please post what would help you right now? Money, a helping hand, a friendly ear that will listen? What will you need? Thank you for sharing your stories and fight!!! We love you.

Anonymous said...

From the office of Dr. Ismail:

Thought and prayers are with Ryan's family. Ryan was such a great guy. From the moment we met Ryan he was such a positive person. His positive attitude throghout this time of struggle has been amazing. To see his smile regardless of his situation just shows the world how much he will be missed. Thank you for allowing our office be a part of Ryan's care. God Bless......

Lynn said...

Isn't it wonderful to know that you have so many friends that are taking the time to..."Mourn with those that mourn." Their thoughts and prayers will truly help to lighten your burdens. Bless you and your childrens hearts for all that you have gone through. How lucky Ryan was to have had you fighting with him all the way. And how lucky is now to be where he is. May the Lord continue to bless you all in the days to come. We love you.
Lynn (Tanya's Mom)

Lori Wright said...

You have truly been an example of great strength. You continue to be in our prayers.

Tricia said...

You and your family are still in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing your story and helping us realize that we should never take a single day for granted. The way Ryan lived his life has been a blessing and inspiration to all those around him. How glorious the knowledge that we have that you will be reunited with him again never to be separated. God bless you and your beautiful children.

Ed Morawetz said...

Dear Margie--This is "erm" from the American Cancer Society's Cancer survivor Network's HSTCL page. Gretchen Harder just emailed and told me that Ryan had passed away. Please accept my deepest sympathies, and please know that you and your family remain in my prayers, and will continue to be held up in corporate prayer in our church as well.

May God bless and heal you and your family,

Ed Morawetz (erm)

whirligigdaisy said...

Your public struggle has lifted us all. Thanks for sharing with all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all those that knew and love Ryan Hess.

Harmony said...

Dear Margie,
You don't know me, but Ryan was a mission companion of my husband's friend and I was directed to your blog. My husband and I have spent a lot of time thinking of and praying for your family. We are amazed at how positive you are!! Your testimony and strength has been inspiring. I was absolutely thrilled when I saw that photo of you two on the beach. I am so glad you were able to have some meaningful, memorable time together. We will continue to pray for comfort and blessings upon your family.

Love,
the Whites
Darmstadt, Germany

Tanya said...

I wish I was able to soften all the hurt and sadness you are having and will have. It is not easy but I know your family will be blessed and you will feel comfort from him who knows. One day at a time!! We all care and love you. Ryan fought a good fight and returned home with honors! Ryan will be missed dearly. We feel so grateful for having known him. What and inspiration you've all been to us. Love you so much!
Brian, Tanya, Taylor, McKenzie, Jackson and Case Griffeth

Tanya said...

This song " I am a Child of God" brings so much comfort, peace, and love to my heart. I tear up whenever I hear it. This is the song that brought such comfort to us when we lost our sweet junior. Really we are "His" children, and will all return home someday. How Neat! What a wonderful comforting plan. Lots of Love! (again)

Mandy said...

Dear Margie - You and Ryan taught us so much about love and faith. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your journey. We are here, Margie. If you need anything, we are here. We love you!

Sara said...

Your family has been on my mind all day. How grateful I am for eternal families. I, like so many people, am so thankful that you were willing to share your story with the world. What an example you and Ryan have been to us all! Your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers!

Love, Sara Storms

Seth and Julie said...

Margie, I have had you in my every thought but can't seem to find a way to tell you all that fills my heart. Over the past few weeks I have had the strongest impression that Heavenly Father is so proud of you. We may not have received the miracle we initially prayed for, but as I have heard of Ryan travelling and going on dates and then slipping away peacefully with the ones he loved, I know that Heavenly Father has been in all of this. He was rewarding his children for enormous faith and courage through the trial of their lives. As I watch Him work in your life I am comforted knowing that it doesn't stop here. Heavenly Father will always be there Margie, and He still has a plan for you. Even knowing that, my heart breaks for you, for Hallie, for Max. And as a mother who has met Ryan's beautiful mother and seen how much she loves him, my heart breaks for her. And for his dad and siblings, and truly for all those who have been blessed to know Ryan here in mortality. But he is not gone, just moved on. How proud Heavenly Father must have been to welcome his son home from his mission yesterday. What a homecoming.

I love you Margie!

Kim said...

Thank you for sharing a part of your lives with us. As a result, we have all learned to love Ryan and your family...people we've never even met. I know your family has been blessed because of the prayers of family, friends, and strangers, and the rest of us have truly been blessed by your example. Thanks again for the privilege of letting us in.

All our love and prayers go out to you at this time. May you feel the warmth of the Spirit and the love of your Heavenly Father in the days to come.

Jenni Johansen said...

You are a wonderful example to those around you. I am sorry your family has had this hard trial, but I know Heavenly Father has a plan and you will be together forever. You and your children are in my prayers.

Heather said...

Ryan will be missed and will continue to be loved and remembered. Our family sends our love and prayers with you all.

Hoenes Family said...

Your positive attitude is truly inspiring. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with your family.

Kristyn Peters

Janet + Craig said...

Our hearts are heavy for you and your family. Thank you for sharing your journey, example and faith. Our prayers remain with you, your children, and all those who will mourn the loss of Ryan. May you all be able to feel the comfort needed... Until you meet Ryan again!

Love,
Janet and Craig Hartley

Michelle said...

You don't know me but your story has touched my soul. I am so glad for the plan of salvation for you and your children. We will be sure to continue to send our prayers your way. Thank you for allowing us to have a view into a very private and difficult time. May the Lord continue to bless you and your beautiful children.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing, even as your hearts were breaking, this wonderful story of hope, faith, courage, promises made and kept...

VitaMin said...

You don't know me but I have been so touched by your strength and faith. I hope someday we can meet somehow but if not, know that there is a family that is thinking of you and praying for you daily. We know of the struggles and amazing blessing that await you! Keep the faith and you will feel Ryan's love closer than you ever thought possible.
Love you,
Kunz Family

Rob and Karina said...

Margie,

We were so sad to hear about the passing of Ryan but also find comfort in knowing that he is at peace with our Father in heaven. We feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to get to know Ryan over the past 2 years and know that he was loved by many. We have no doubt in our minds that Ryan's positive influence while on this earth will carry on in the hearts of many for years to come. Thank you for letting us be a part of it. Please know that we are here for you should you need anything at all. Dont hesitate to ask. We love you both.

Love, Rob and Karina Andersen

Mr. Burns said...

Margie-
I am sure you never wanted to be this strong, but you are... and you strengthen me daily! Thank you for being brave enough to walk this path with Ryan & share it with us, that we might remember to count our blessings... from the little ones like opening water bottles for ourselves, and being able to swallow... to the big ones like daily breath & eternal families. We will not forget Ryan, he has left a legacy of courage, hope & faith. I am happy he led a full life of 30 years and shared almost 10 with you!!! I know Heavenly Father was hearing and answering all our prayers- and I pray He continues to bless you with peace, strength & courage. You said it best... FAMILIES ARE FOREVER! What a blessing to know that! I love you & I am here for you babe!

Mandi Moon said...

Margie:

Thank you for taking us along this journey with you. It brings me happiness to know that you are going to be reunited with Ryan again. Ryan will be missed greatly. But I am glad that he is no longer suffering. You and you children will be in my prayers.

With love,
Amanda

Karen said...

We are thinking of you all and praying for you!!

Meg said...

Margie,

I grew up in little Smoot with Ryan, and he used to work on the farm for my dad way back when. You know what kind of person he was, so you also know what an example he always was for me. I am so sorry for the pain you are going through, and will unfortunately continue to experience. But even though there are many people Ryan touched that you never met, we are here for you. There is a whole community here for you and Max and Hallie. We are praying for you, we are fasting for you, and always thinking of you. But even if you still feel alone, Heavenly Father is there. Our most treasured comforter. I admire your faith and can only hope to be so bright in such trying circumstances.

Megan (Johnson) Smedley

Willis Family said...

Our prayers are with you Margie, along with your family. Ryan will not be far away. I know he has been told "Well done, thou good and faithful servant", for a faithful servant is just what Ryan has been. Your family has changed my life as well as so many others. My heart is full.

coletrainwilkes said...

I was hoping things would turn around and something more could be done. Ryan is at peace now and he will be there for everything his kids do, and beside his loving wife for ever. His love will keep him close.

Leslie said...

one of my friends on facebook just messaged me and told me about your blog and the difficult time you are going through. i just wanted you to know that my heart goes out to you and your family.

i am a young widow from utah. my husband passed away 2.5 years ago. in the beginning, it helped me a lot to talk to other young widows. so, i am offering you an ear if you ever want to talk to someone who knows what you are feeling.

from your blog, it seems like you are a really strong woman and you have amazing faith. that will help you in this earth shattering trial. please know that you are in the thoughts of so many and are being blessed and sustained by our loving Father in Heaven. these next weeks and months, He will be there supporting you... giving you strength you didn't even know you were capable of receiving. that is how it has been for me.

i used my blog as my outlet, so if you are interested in reading any of my feelings and thoughts from these past couple of years, my blog is:

leslieandaaron.blogspot.com

please contact me if you ever need anything.

lesterlou33@hotmail.com

God bless you.
with love...
leslie *

Camie Rae Coles said...

I have a hard time coming up with something to say. I love you guys. You are, and will continue to be, in our prayers. Your love and strength through all of this has been amazing and inspiring. I am so sad to hear of Ryan's passing. My heart is heavy for you. I am so glad for the gospel and the knowledge we have. I know a few words left on a blog cannot express my sincere condolences in very well, but know that your family is in my heart and I am thinking about you! May Heavenly Father bless you and your kids and keep you safe in his hands during this time. Love you!

Amy said...

We're so sorry for your loss, Margie and kids, and we're so thankful for the gospel that lets us understand that Ryan is whole and strong again. We love you guys and are continually praying for your family to have peace and comfort.

jill said...

I'm so sorry, Margie. And so happy. And sad. Your family is in our prayers. Much love, Jill

julia said...

May the Lord bless you and your little ones during this difficult time. You have been such an inspiration to us all for your continual trust and faith in the Lord and His plan.
Families ARE Forever

with love, the Whetten Family

Anonymous said...

Margie,
You are such an amazingly strong wife and mother; our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Your faith, dedication, appreciation, & love have been such an inspiration for others to live life to the fullest - to appreciate all of it's elements - in order to become truly beautiful.

"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." - Elizabeth Kubler Ross

<3 Adriana, Danielle, Francesca, Ivana, & Clyde LeBaron <3

RWSerr said...

May the Lord bless you and your familiy Margie. I am so grateful that Ryan does not have to suffer any more, and that you were able to spend some choice time together at the end. You both have been such an example to me; a reminder of what is really important, and of the love that our Heavenly Father has for each one of us. I hope and pray that you will have peace and comfort these next few months especially. We love you guys!

Hepworth House said...

Margie,
Thanks for keeping this amazing blog. We have been amazed by your faith. Star Valley boys are the best. Are prayers are with your family. Trevor and Rachel Hepworth

Anonymous said...

Margie,
your in Katrina and my thoughts and prayers. Heavenly father will give you all the that you need. I am a cancer survivor and it was biggest challange I have ever had in my life. We will all be together again I love the gospel. I am glad that we got to know each other while you were here in. Kenosha. We are always here for you if you need anything.
Love
Garth & Katrina Ewing

Jacob & Amanda peters said...

We are always praying for you and the family and hope that it will bring you a bit of peace and comfort during this difficult time. You have both inspired me in ways that I cannot express in words. Thank you for taking me along with you both in this tremendous journey. I will miss Ryan and his sweet spirit, but his legacy will live on forever in you and your beautiful children. I love you and I am here for you anytime you need it. XOXOXOXOXOXOX
Love,
Amanda peters
and family

Teddy said...

We pray for your family to be blessed beyond your needs at this time. That you will find peace and love and feel your saviors presence as you continue your journey in this life. You have set an example of strength for all those touched by grief.

Merlene said...

You have been an example of strength, Faith and Miracles. Your family is in my prayers.

Kellie Bosarge said...

I have barely started reading your blog and have been touched so much with it.

I too, was a young widow at 26 years old, with a young boy and girl. I also lost my husband to cancer. It has been 4 years since he passed.

Reading what you wrote brought back so many memories of what I went through with my husband. You will cherish this blog, because as time goes on, you will think that you are so weak. Read this blog as a reminder of how strong you truly are!

It has been hard to be a single mom, to my two young kids. And I won't lie, even though it has been four years, I still think of my husband on a daily basis. It is hard to watch my children get older and to think of what he is missing out on. But, I have become a better person, knowing him.

Even though I have since remarried since he has passed, I still mourn him on a daily basis. But I cherish all the happy memories that I did have with him.

If you ever need to talk to someone (and I swear, I am not some crazy freak on the internet...) feel free to email me. I have been through the emotions you are going through. I have been through the pain. It is nice to have someone else to talk to. My email address is kelliedawnbosarge@gmail.com

Take care
Kellie Bosarge

Kellie Bosarge said...

One last quote to leave you thinking. We put this quote in my late husbands obituary. It is by Dr. Seuss, and has brought a lot of comfort to me and I hope that it will to you as well:

"Don't cry because it is over. Smile because it happened"

Kellie Bosarge

Meg said...

Margie,

I am friends with Sally Dia, she sent me your blog and I have been keeping up with Ryan & your family. I am so sorry for your loss and feel like I know you and your family!

I am inspired by your strength and positive spirit!

I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Our prayers go out to you and your family.

Andy and Michelle said...

You don't know me but I have just recently been reading your blog and your courage inspires me! I have caught myself in tears and felt peace from this blog. My prayers are with your family at this difficult time. I lost my grandpa from cancer in 02. We were very close and it is always hard to loose a loved one but we are so lucky to have the gospel and know that it is only temporary until we meet again. Good luck to you and know that our prayers and thoughts are with you! You are so strong!

SRA said...

God bless you all.

Hoopes Family said...

Thinking of you and your family. I am amazed at how your faith, strength, courage, and love have touched so many lives, including mine. Ryan must be so proud of you and his beautiful kids, and I know he will forever be with you, watching over his family. I pray that you and your children will feel him close by, and be comforted, and blessed with healing & happiness, until you are together again, for all eternity.

K'Lyn said...

Hugs to all of you. Thanks for your faith and courage which is a strength to all of us and gives us hope and faith for our trials. Our prayers are with you.
Curtis and K'Lyn Thomas Family (Brian and Tanya's family)