Rachel sent me this email:
You have mentioned in previous posts gathering information about how people help remember our angels. This Saturday would have been Ryan’s 4th birthday. Last year on that day an email popped into my inbox here at work. My older sister was inspired to write a poem for Ryan. She probably should have sent it to my home address as I immediately burst into tears but it is wonderful. I have the most amazing family and friends. They have been my strength when I needed them and showed so much love to us. I just wanted to share the poem in hopes you would share with others in your blog.
A Poem for you, to Ryan…
Today is your Birthday and like many more, I will always love you even more than before. I can’t buy you clothes or buy you new toys, I can’t give you anymore new joys. I can’t hold your hand and say I love you, or tell you why the sky is so blue. You are not here with us anymore, for you have went thru that other door.
When God took you from us and chose you for him, I thought my world would come to an end. It almost did and I felt incomplete, then God gave to us some tiny new feet. When I hear his pitter patter, I think of you always and I know that life matters. I can’t hold you in my arms and give you hugs and kisses, I can only hold the memories of the days that I’ve been missing. I can hold the memory of how you fought so hard and how you touched my heart. I can still hear your laughter although it’s many years after. I will meet you at this very spot, whenever I want to be with you in thought.
Today is your Birthday and now you are three, I think of how much time has passed since you were two months. I think of you often, almost every day, I will love you forever.
For you on your special boys birthday…….Rebecca
Rachel, thanks for sharing this with us. What a wonderful sister to be so thoughtful.
Happy Birthday, Ryan!