Thursday, June 21, 2012

You Remind Me Of Him

A couple of times I have run into a young man who reminded me so much of my sweet Ryan. The other day I met Cisco a guy who not only looks like Ry, but walked like him and even knew Ryan. Talking to him was comforting. He had similar mannerisms to my son. This guy not knew Ryan because of the connections they both had because of their struggles with addictions. When we parted he gave me a quick hug. Hmmmm it was like absorbing a bit of my son. I have to say I wanted to ask him if I could buy him a Christmas gift since their is a hole in my heart when I see something I want to get for Ry.

When someone posted this little note it seemed like something I would write. My pain is 2 years old but even 15 years later and beyond a parent never gets over losing our child.

In Him,


  1. Barbara, I can't even begin to imagine the pain you go through. I'm sure time could never ease the pain. I have a lot of friends who have lost children and I see the pain in their eyes all the time. Thanks for writing your thoughts down, I know it has to be hard to do so, but I appreciate you being so open and honest.

  2. Oh Barbara, my heart drops hearing your pain. I think this young man is what is called a "God Send". Someone sent to you to ease that pain for just a moment. Lifting you up in prayer.

  3. Barbara, I stand with Salina and Janie in their heart-felt comments. I can't begin to imagine how painful this must be, to lose a dear son.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers, and thank God for sending you that young man, to bring a touch of comfort to your heart, from our Heavenly Father who knows, and understands, all of of our pains.