He would have been… May 11, 2011 By Mary Ellen Barrett 20 Comments 16 today. We miss him terribly. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Related
We pray for you all every day Mary Ellen. Hugs.
cathy wylie says
What a beautiful picture. You and your family are in our prayers.
May God give you and your family consolation and peace today and always.
Hugs and prayers for you today. I know how hard these days are.
Our little guy would have been 11 this year.
Prayers for you, dear Mary Ellen.
Kristen Laurence says
Thinking, what a glorious birthday he is celebrating with Jesus today. I love you, Mary Ellen. Extra prayers for you all today. And a big, tight virtual hug.
Steph c says
Hugs and prayers for you and your family.
thoughts and prayers for you and your family on this day.
Thinking of you today, Mary ellen. Comfort and peace.
Thinking of your loss often as we have a son the same age. Prayers for all who miss him! Eyes have not seen, ear has not heard, what God has ready for those who love Him. . .
Leslie in VA
Ellen Conti says
Ryan taught us so much. We miss him everyday. Thinking of you and praying for all of you today. Happy Birthday Ryan.
Heather - Doodle Acres says
As do we!!! Love you all…
Lisa in NH says
Many blessings to you and your family. Our second son would have been 17 yesterday, May 10. Anniversaries are hard. Peace to you all.
Margaret in Minnesota says
Oh Mary Ellen, I’ll bet you do. What a sweet face! I don’t think I’ve ever seen that photo.
I think of (and pray for) your family so often. With as crazy-busy as our lives can be, I like to consider that eternal reunion where it won’t be a quick hug & conversation at a homeschooling conference and where we won’t lose our dearest ones to the pain of death.
It’s that second one that gives me GREAT hope.
Your cross is heavy, dear friend–heavy like Our Lord’s was. Yet I know that the graces correspond to the weight of the cross, should we embrace it, and I see how you HAVE embraced it by the good that you do and the joy (even in suffering) that you radiate.
I can’t wait to see you all again someday.
Nissa Gadbois says
Thinking and praying for you and Dave and the children today. Happy birthday, Ryan.
Praying for the whole family. I know it must have been a very difficult day and week.
Love, hugs and prayers,
God bless you all. You have been so honest about both the pain and the consolations. Ryan will always be your family’s personal saint, watching out for you from heaven. May he pray for all of us!
Jennifer I. says
You and your family are always in my thoughts and prayers. I still visit him when I visit my grandparents.
Sending you much love, Mary Ellen. What a beautiful boy.
Liz Duffy says
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. It was nice to see you at Joseph’s communion party and all the smiles.