Do you realize that this was the fourth Thanksgiving Ryan missed? I never gets any easier. In fact, it is more difficult as each holiday passes. Yep, in exactly one month he’ll miss his fourth Christmas. One week later and New Year’s day will be no different. Would he even believe me if I told him it was 2013? How would it feel to know this amount of time was
stolen beaten from your life?
But it was. It is. There’s nothing that can ever change this. If I think about this too long it makes me furious… and so sad. Dwell on it and it rips me up inside. It’s best to live in the moment, as I say.
I’m probably even more touchy since Kari went back to West Virginia University yesterday to finish out her fall semester. What a gift she is to be in our lives. You’ll see her energy in the video (below). It’s such a positive force. One that I can practically feel engulf any room she walks in. Everything is better when she’s there.
Also, I do appreciate all the people who were asking if I’d put out a video again this year. Thank you for remembering last year’s and enjoying it enough to want more. It let’s me know you really do want to be a part of our lives. It keeps Ryan relevant.
We are sending out cards this holiday season. We started this last year, but quickly realized we didn’t have addresses for everyone; like those who donated through PayPal, U.S. Mail, drop-offs, meals, or the Wish List, to name a few.
You know what? Even if you got one before, would you please fill out the form below… just to be safe?
I know how humble everyone is, but if you didn’t get a card last year or helped Ryan through online contributions, would you please do this? It would mean a lot to me and my family to send you a card. If not for you, would you do it for us? It would be a huge time-saver. I know it’s not much compared to all you did, but it’s something we really want to do. My daughter, Kari, designed it and we’re excited to do this.
Just click fill out the simple form below and click the “sign up” button. If you’re not sure if you’ve done this already, then do it again. It’ll simply overwrite (or update) what might already be there.[pdb_signup]