Last night at sundown marked the beginning of Ryan's Yahrzheit for the 7th Year. It is always a very sad time in all of our lives. Unfortunately it doesn't get easier every year. Instead it becomes much more difficult. With each passing year we all miss Ryan more and more. My heart feels empty without my beautiful son, my beautiful Ryan. A mother's love never dies. How can it? How can you give birth to a child and watch it grow up into a beautiful young man and then in a spilt second they are gone? It's impossible to stop loving your child. Always in my heart now and forever you will be Ryan.
The flickering flame of the Yahrzeit candle helps to remind us of the departed soul of our loved one and of the precious fragility of our life and the lives of our loved ones, life that must be embraced and cherished at all times.
I love you with all my heart my beautiful son Ryan. Love mommy. xox