Monday, September 3, 2012

Dear Meri

Dear Meri,

I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, Ryan, on Sunday.  I have never met you or Ryan and you do not know me.  I have selfishly taken comfort and support from you through your blog.  You called for Sunday to be a day of prayer and fasting for Ryan.  I prayed for a miracle to heal Ryan.  For reasons we cannot understand Ryan was taken but I fully believe that God used our prayers to accompany, comfort and carry Ryan to Him.  I will continue to pray for comfort and peace for you and your family.

I recently read Ryan's "Ruh Roh.........Hacker Alert" again.  This is how I was introduced to Ryan.  Come on!  "Ruh Roh" - how could you not like him immediately?  It is funny, touching, and beautiful.  Much how I image you and Ryan to be.  He writes "...walking hand in hand in love forever and always."  I know you and Ryan will continue to be connected and walk "hand in hand in love forever and always."

Much love and many thanks for all the comfort you've given.

You can offer support for Meri and her 4 boys (3 with Type1) by giving here.

1 comment:

  1. What a touching note to Meri and her family. Ryan's hacker post was priceless and Im certain that you sharing the joy the post gave will make Meri smile. I too have never met the Schumacher family. I too prayed frequently and woke up Sunday, made breakfast for my family and enjoyed talking with them as I drank my black coffee (surely coffee isn't included in fasting protocol). I spent much of the day cleaning and unpacking. Then I opened Facebook - my screen was filled with the Schumacher footprints. My heart sank so fast. Im fairly certain I forgot to breath. I admit I am not as strong a person as many. I was angry with God. I don't have Meri's understanding or her patience. Meri makes me want to be a better person.