6 months has changed me.

I was never as strong or as brave or as civic minded as I have become. I didn’t know the simple act of kindness would have such long lasting or stunning results. I didn’t know that I would matter. Look who I have become because of you.

Ryan, I will wait forever for you. Your father will be by my side. Those that love you will form the ring around us. Know our solidarity. Understand our purpose.

You matter.

You are my own.

I will never give up until you are brought home.

6 months has gone by.

But you are not forgotten.

Nor will you ever be.