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

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June 24, 2010

A telling fortune...

After a soccer-filled day, Ryan had a special visit from his boss, Dr. Dancho. Dr. Dancho presented Ryan with a certificate of completion of his 1st year of his residency.

With his first year under his belt, he could officially perform surgery.

Way to GO Ry!

Ryan showing the family his certificate
Ryan was excited and proud of a 1st year well done. It meant a lot for him to receive the certificate. He was so happy that he wanted to go out and celebrate and treat everyone for dinner. He was craving Chinese... so off we went for some YUMMY Chinese food.

Ry and his little sis, Jessica

Ry and his sister, Jennifer

Everyone reading their fortunes

Then Ryan picks up his fortune.
(Keep in mind that there was 12 of us at the restaurant)
Out of the 12 fortunes, this is the one Ryan picked and it read:
After Ryan read this, I started crying and Hallie says, "That's right Daddy, you're almost to heaven!"
Ryan looked up at her with a smile on his face and said, "Yup..."



I keep the fortune in my wallet and take a look at it now and then.
He IS there...
and that knowledge brings so much comfort and peace.

~Love You~

FOREVER TEAM RYAN

33 comments:

Amanda said...

I could re-read these blogs over and over. I love them, even though they make me cry like a baby! I love them! Please don't quit blogging just because Ryan is in heaven!

Jennilyn and CJ Proulx said...

That is amazing! I find that moment to be one of those tender mercies of the Lord! Puts a smile on my face to hear Hallie's testimony of life after death.

LaRon and jNae said...

Beautiful fortune. Beautiful story. Beautiful family. And an even more beautiful testimony. Thank you for sharing.

Spencer said...

What a tender mercy!! Margie I continually keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord bless you continually!

Heather (and Ryan) said...

That is totally awesome Margie! Thanks for sharing! Your testimonies so strengthen those around you!

French Family said...

Wow! That just gave me chills to read. Thanks for doing this, Margie. I love them and you!

dougandcheryl said...

That is amazing. Again, thank you for sharing these memories with us.

Mandi Moon said...

Everytime I read your blog I sob and I get goosebumps. I am so glad that you are continuing this on.
It seems like kids are more in tune with what's going on than we give them credit for. This is such a beautiful story. I absolutely love it!

Emily and David said...

What a great accomplishment for Ryan to have completed his first year of residency (along with what seems to be many other great accomplsihments of his life). Thanks for sharing Margie!

The Petrini Post said...

Wow, that really brought tears to my eyes Margie...but how special of a moment and a good reminder that Heavenly Father is looking out for you and your family. PLEASE don't stop blogging! We all still care about you and your family and want to hear how you are getting along. You'll never knwo how you have touched so many people with your inspiring words and courage. Your amazing!

Kim said...

Thank you for sharing this experience with us, Margie! I'm so glad you're surrounded by family. Love and tons of hugs from all of us!

Lynn Folsom said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful story. It brings back so many memories of our son-in-law. I think the veil is very thin. Children seem to remember so much more than we give them credit for. It's to bad that we don't help to keep those memories alive in them better.
Lynn

Heather said...

That was beautiful and such a wonderful reminder of Heavenly Father's plan for us. Our prayers are with you all. Thank you for sharing these personal times.

Tanya said...

Beautiful and AMAZING! How neat! Love ya tons Margie. I love reading your posts, they are so touching and inspiring. It's so nice to take a few minutes and just feel the love. The love of your sweet family for one another. What an amazing journey you've had, and what wonderful memories you share. Thanks so much!

Alina said...

Your daughter is such a sweet girl- what a treasure she is :)!! Thank you for letting me experience such feelings of love and the blessings of testimony through your amazing blog. You amaze me!!

Stacey Mom said...

I love that, thanks for sharing it!

Alisa

Willis Family said...

It seems that children always have a different perspective on things. It's always so simple and true. And they always believe it and trust it. When my dad died, it WAS so simple. He was in heaven with Jesus and Heavenly Father. It never bothered me. I remember going to my 4th grade christmas party (he died Dec 20) and I remember seeing my teacher crying a little-she was in our ward and knew us-and so I thought something was wrong with me because I wasn't crying. So I asked to go to the bathroom and I looked in the mirror and tried to cry lol. And I just couldn't. I thought about dad in heaven, happy and lookin down on me and I knew he was laughing at me for trying to cry. I started laughing too and went back to the party. There's a reason we are told to have "faith like a little child". We have absolute faith when we are children and don't question. I'm so glad Hallie was able to recognize the truth of the statement and say it smiling. She understands. It doesn't stop us from missing them but it does bring an inner peace we otherwise wouldn't have.
LOVE YOU!!!

peter said...

Wow Margie, you continue to inspire and to touch emotions that continue to reinforce how awesome you and Ryan are. Keep it up we love you and continue to keep you in our prayers.

Emma said...

It is amazing how Heavenly Father puts these things in our lives to prepare us for things that are coming.

Tim said...

What an awesome story of one of the tender mercies of the Lord. Thanks for sharing that miracle Margie.

We need to get together with you guys soon.

Love,

Tim, Agnes and fam

Miranda said...

I love this story. Maybe I'll pay more attention to my fortunes from now on. How blessed children are to see things so clearly.

Katelin said...

That is amazing--what a special little miracle! Wow.

Hoopes Family said...

Thank you for continuing to post! What an amazing story!

Emily said...

Wow, thanks for sharing that amazing story. So sweet and inspiring.

BeeP said...

What a wonderful, wonderful experience. Thanks for sharing his last moments with all of us-

Seth and Julie said...

It is amazing to see all the ways that Heavenly Father was speaking to Ryan as he approached the end of his earthly journey. Aside from the fortune, which is just chills all over COOL, I also love that Ryan got that certificate. Even though Ryan didn't have the chance to build his own practice and build a lifelong career as a podiatrist, he did what was most imnportant. He proved to his Father in Heaven that he would have worked hard and provided for his family. I am so happy that he was given a physical reminder of that before he left this earth. A job is just temporal, but hard work and loyalty to the family..those principles are eternal. I am loving these posts Margie!!!

vandi said...

so neat : ) Thank you so much for sharing.

The Collard Clan said...

In sacrament today the speaker said, "remember, Everything that happens was meant to happen...there is no such thing as 'Chance' or 'Luck' when the lord is involved." What a perfect fortune, Ryan was meant to get that one.

Taylor said...

Reading through the Ryan's final days here on Earth with your family was bittersweet. Such strength, love, faith, and sadness and joy in your words, Margie. I don't really have the right words to say how I feel knowing what's happened to your family, but I do know you do inspire many things and I feel so much love in your posts. I love you!

Stacie said...

I think of you often and hope you are doing ok. I love your blog and the stories you share, thank you! Thank goodness for tender mercies.
with love
stacie england

nelsontriplets said...

Thank you for sharing your amazing memories with all of us. I had the pleasure of serving with your husband. He was a very inspiring missionary to around and to watch him teach the gospel.

That note that he received isnt the first time he was given that phase though. When Ryan was getting ready to go home right before Christmas I had the pleasure of serving with him. And I told him those same words. "You are almost there now what Ryan?" He looked at me and smiled and he goes "Go home, meet my wife and start a family, go to school..."

Thank you for sharing your moments and memories.

Agnes said...

Wow...I too DO believe that was a tender mercy from the Lord What a cool experience...brings tears to my eyes. I love that you keep that in your wallet! Your posts always bring me back and make me realize just what matters most in this life...Love Ya...can't tell you enough!

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