Today’s post is not something anyone can plan to blog about.
Exactly one week ago, Jacqui from Baby Boy Bakery and her husband Dan have lost their little boy to Jesus.
Last week, their son passed away in a tragic accident.
An accident, that this innocent life, simply playing frisbee, happened to be at the wrong place, at the wrong time.
You can read more of the story on Alissa Circle’s blog.
I personally do not know Jacqui, but now more than ever she needs us all.
Today, as I have been all week, I will be praying for this family and I ask you to do the same.
They needs us to pray,
to share, love, and remember…Ryan.
As you know, my Dad passed away six months ago.
But as a mom, I cannot even begin to imagine what they are going through right now.
My heart breaks for this family.
This is just a reminder that sometimes things happen because you were at the wrong place at the wrong time.
I’ll be going home today and holding Sophie a little bit tighter and a little bit closer.
Ryan you are not forgotten and your memory will forever live on.
Jacqui and Dan, I’m sure Ryan is saying this to you now:
“Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there… I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you waken in the morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of gentle birds in circling flight.
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry— I am not there… I did not die…” Irish Blessing
If you’d like to help this family out, you can do so in many ways!
Here is the blog post about the fund: http://thrivemoms.com/blog/2014/5/6/redballoonsforryan
Lisa Leonard is selling a beautiful necklace she designed in honor of Jacqui and Ryan: http://www.lisaleonardonline.com/ryans-necklace-P1998C104.aspx
Indie Nook has designed an amazing red balloon tee: http://www.indienook.com/collections/frontpage/products/kids-juice-box-tshirt
There will be an IG Auction Saturday at @redballoonsforryan: http://instagram.com/redballoonsforryan#
Cupcake Mag has partnered with Loved by Hannah and Eli and created this amazing tee: http://www.lovedbyhannahandeli.bigcartel.com/product/red-balloons-for-ryan-cruz
You can donate at this Go Fund Me: via @kellysrq http://www.gofundme.com/8xx8ao?preview=1
Cupcake Mag is hosting an incredible action on her IG tomorrow: http://www.instagram.com/cupcakemag
Lindsey from Pen and Paint is selling a print and the money raised with go towards purchasing books for local libraries in Ryan’s name.