Submitted by: Mom
My Tribute: I write this the day after Mother's Day.....Mother's Day without your child is like what? Music without a song? Love without that heart fluttering? It is just wrong...not right. Not meant to be. I kept waiting for you to call like you always did...to hear your voice...never to be heard again. How can that be? You are in my heart, son. Forever and ever and ever....My tears do not stop, but that is ok. I have accepted it. It is the price of grief. It is the price of love.
Ryan passed away after 15 years of struggling with the demon of addiction. He was clean, then used "one more time". That was all it took...He drifted away from us almost a year ago. One month to day from being the best man in his brothers wedding! Our last dance together...the last time I saw him alive, well and happy! I miss him every second, every minute, every hour of every day until I get to dance with him again in heaven...wait for me by the gate, Ryan. I love you!