By Lauren (morgantown, WV)
I first saw Ryan’s story on FaceBook while emotionally going deep havoc personally. The family support and enormous toil of the range of emotions are one to sit back and ponder as to how one goes through a life through hell and back. I would catch myself personally wanting the men who violently took Ryan’s life as he knew it to physically, mentally, and emotionally pay each mere second of the day.
Each one of us might go through traumatic experiences that change the way we feel about life and how we thought it is supposed to end. Is it not enough to go out each day and do the right thing to have a life of success? Many are busy obtaining success and prosperity while there are some who actually started out doing the same thing when havoc and confusion stepped in.
So how do we remain and go on keeping our insanity intact? I know personally that while I don’t visually see my own justice being fulfilled just yet I know there will come a day that is promised that I will. I still believe and serve a God that tells me that he holds the vengeance that was brought about on me. I know that unless these boys have true remorse and fulfill their obligation to make every detail right to Ryan and his family they will eventually pay.
Our God is a “Just God” and I believe there are many who hold Ryan’s name up each day asking God to make a way for him and his family as for the many of us who have been “changed” by violence (physically or mentally).
Many times when I personally feel sad or upset I will watch this video of Elie Wiesel (a holocaust survivor) who again reminds me that how being “indifferent” is worse than hatred. Being indifferent is saying “You don’t care” what happens to humanity. http://on.aol.com/video/elie-wiesel-says-this-is-worse-than-hatred-517575227?icid=video_related_8
It is obvious that many care about Ryan here in Morgantown, WV. While I have donated to Ryan’s wish list on Amazon it was an easy click to help though far better it is to let this story remain as one of strength and continued ongoing ~Blessings~ for Ryan.
Continued Prayers for Strength Inside and Out.
Comment: Lauren speaks to something I use (no need to look any further than this site’s homepage) and advocate from Elie Wiesel. Read my previous post about this and how it directly applies in Ryan’s life.