Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts for Ryan over the past 5 months. They made a difference because he knew that you were all praying for him and I believe in the power of prayer. Please continue to think of his family, Rachel, and all of his brothers and sisters at Dream's for the next while as they process, mourn, and celebrate Ryan's life.
I want to close with a quote from Thomas Merton that I believe is full of comforting truth and the way I I got to experience God through Ryan. Have a wonderful day.
“To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us - and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him. Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference.” ― Thomas Merton