Thank you, and thank the fates that aligned so we could connect and bond the way we did. I became your friend one week after my grandma passed. You were my angel that helped me navigate through grief. When no one else could reach me, you did.
We had the kind of friendship most people only get once in a lifetime. I love you Ry, I am sorry I never told you that enough. But, you always knew. I want to thank you for visiting me in my dreams. For your amazing family and friends reaching out to connect with me.
Ryan, I love you more than I would ever be able to confess to your face. You’re the epitome of perfection. You are flawed, fantastic and beautiful. Just what everyone needs in a friend. You are one of my life’s greatest blessings. One of my greatest disappointments; not telling you everything I wanted to because I always thought we would have more time.
You taught so many great lessons in your fight. You showed how to rise from despair, and you showed an eternal sense of hope and optimism. You inherited strength and optimism, it what is in your genes,
My soul aches for comfort. Thinking one day I will hear your voice, see your smile, and feel your presence. Just once more.
Because of you. Because of how amazing you are. I will keep my head up. I will look to the stars with peace of mind that your life’s journey is not at an end. The next journey has simply begun.
I am thankful for what life has given us; both the pain and the struggle. The pain has made the blessings that much more special. Pain and struggle lead to blessings of victory. The victory in tragedy? I now have peace of mind that one of the most beautiful souls I have ever known is at peace and is free in his next journey,
Be at peace Ry. Your lessons will be taught to the next generation. Your family and friends keep your spirit alive. Take our tears let them know you still live on, and come to us with your unconditional love to give comfort.
Your death, I always labeled a tragedy. Even though the ache in my heart and the pain in my soul hasn’t left. I know you are at peace. I know I need to be at peace knowing God wanted you. That God would take care of you. Your body was too broken, so you needed your angel wings….
The fact that someone as great as you existed in this world brings me faith and hope for a better tomorrow.
Ryan, I will love you my whole life.