Life can either make you bitter or better.
So many experiences have the ability to crush our dreams, steal our hopes and damage our souls.
If we let it.
If we believe that the only choice that lies before us is misery.
If we surrender without a whimper.
But I would like to believe that struggles builds strength. Trials offer a platform for change. That you can choose. And that choice can change again and again, if it no longer suits you.
We can adapt. And grow.
To be better.
Last year, we stood on a mountain. The view was bittersweet. Our hearts heavy. Our eyes clouded with unshed tears.
Yesterday, it was the same mountain. Our grief hasn’t eased but the view was so much lighter.
I want to say thank you to everyone that joined us for the second annual Run for Ryan. Two years in a row at 300 pm, the sky opened and the sun peeked it’s head out.
Hope. Love. Community. That was our message.
I didn’t get a chance to thank each person that showed up to support us. But I want you to know that your kindness has never been nor ever will be forgotten. 55 people stood beside us. In solidarity.
At home, in Beaumont, our community came out to support Goals For Ryan. A sea of green to remind us that we have never been alone.
Through the support of everyone that follows, who sends their love and prayers, and shares the story of our son, you have our gratitude.
40 years from now, people will ask them how they came to be who they are.
And they will say:
“Let me tell you a story …. it all began with a boy named Ryan”