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02-06-2003, 03:22 PM
This message comes a little late, but I wanted to let everyone know that our follow-up interview was aired this past Monday. I really feel like it was a tribute to Ryan. The staff from Crossing Over did a wonderful job putting this peice together. I loved all the pictures they used and the home movie clips. If anyone caught the show, we mentioned Scooby-Doo on it!
Thank you John Edward for allowing me to share my story and memorialize my son!
Ryan, forever 16
02-06-2003, 03:33 PM
I have to tell you I was in tears watching your follow-up. Your son so much reminds me of my son, and I just cannot imagine going through that. What a great kid! It really helped me to see you and your sister laughing as you remember the fun things he did and what a happy young man he was. I guess for some reason this was meant to be, but I certainly don't know what it is at this point. All I know is your show really moved me. I agree, they really did a wonderful job with your follow-up.
Thanks, Sherri. Was your follow-up on the daytime syndicated show? If so, we'll have to keep an eye out for it to show up soon on Sci Fi.
Can't wait to see it!
02-06-2003, 03:56 PM
Thank you Tanner. That is incredibly nice of you to say. I'm glad you were moved by our story. Yes, Ryan was a funny kid, so full of life. Tuesday is his 17th birthday. I miss him terribly.
02-06-2003, 03:57 PM
Yes, it was on the daytime syndication. So, I guess we should watch for it on SCIFI.
02-06-2003, 05:57 PM
Oh..I have to agree with Deb.....I keep a box of Kleenex next to me during crossing over for a reason...Your segment was so moving.
Thank you for sharing. Ryan IS a teaching soul.
02-06-2003, 06:21 PM
I watched the show and you and your sister were terrific and its so nice that Ryan still brings smiles to your faces. He must have been a special child and it goes to show how much he really did leave of himself behind and touched many lives , some people live a long life and leave no lasting impressions behind of their lifetime and even though Ryans life was short he has touched many of us.....you should be proud and honored to have had him as your son.
02-06-2003, 06:27 PM
Hi! I'm a new member and I just saw the follow up as well. I didn't know you were a part of our wonderful group! I cried through the whole segment. I couldn't imagine loosing a child like that. Ihave a son,21, and a daughter,23. My thoughts and prayers to your family.:love:
02-06-2003, 07:53 PM
I to saw the show. I always cry when I watch. I have always believed its not the quantity of life but the quality. Ryan new it was time to go, but what he leaves behind will touch others forever. A really good friend of our family died when he was 18, he knew he knew he was going to die. His father was a minister and his wife always prayed for their children to return home safely. That night she forgot to pray for her son, and had a "dream" that the police came to her door to tell her that he was gone. She woke up to the knocking and sure enough he had passed in a car accident. There is a lot of other things that happened but I will not write a novel for you.
My point is that at his funeral everyone while they were sad were so glad that he had touched all there lives. We celebrated that afternoon and played games and enjoyed life like he did. I still think of him and smile, he knew what he was to do and he did it.
Ryan will always bring joy to the people who knew him, and those of us who get the message.
02-06-2003, 08:29 PM
I saw your follow-up and thought it was so touching and
I couldn't help but cry.Ryan surely did touch so many lives
in his short time here.I understand your pain as I lost my
middle son on April 8,2001.He was 20.
You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers....
Happy Birthday Ryan!!!!!!!
Love,Cris-Nicks mom forever and always
02-06-2003, 09:23 PM
Angelina, Beth, Capistrino, Paula & Chris,
Thank you for watching the show and your kind words. I appreciate knowing that others care. As hard as it is to loose your precious child, it is amazing to discover how beautiful the hearts of people you don't even know are!
Chris, I looked at your site for Nick. What a handsome young man! Couldn't help but notice his middle name!
02-07-2003, 06:22 PM
I'm sorry to say I missed the show, but from all the posts on here, it sounds amazing! The thing that caught my attention is your son's birthday and age. His birthday is on Tuesday...do you mean Feb. 11th? My sweet son Paul would have been 17 also the day AFTER Ryan! Coincidence? I think not...
I also just recently had a gallery reading and Paul came through for us. It was very moving and such an amazing experience, one which I will treasure always. The air date is set for Feb. 19th and if that should change the staff at CO will notify me and I, in turn, will of course let all of you know as well.
I hope they do as good a job on our piece too....
Sending you love and peace....
02-08-2003, 07:36 AM
Our boys must be getting to know each other in Heaven! When did you loose your son? Ryan passed away on March 18, 2002. This has been our year of firsts. First Christmas without him, first birthday (yes, Feb. 11th) without him, and soon the first anniversay of his passing. I attend The Compassionate Friends meetings for support through this. I understand that the first year is difficult, but the second year can be just as hard. I guess I am not expecting to ever get used to living without my son. But I am thankful for the experience with CO and the hope it provided. I will be watching for your show.
02-08-2003, 08:10 AM
Gee March seems to be a strange month. My real father passed away March 17th, 1980, my stepfather passed away March 16th 1998. And March 16th was my maternal grandmothers birthday. My mom has a difficult time around then. I am hoping to hear from them when I see John's seminar March 16th in Chicago. At first it is hard to celebrate things, my dad missed or should I say I missed my dad being there for all my milestones. Not to mention I needed his advice, which I think I got, but just not in so many words. Try to think that your children will be with you always, they are just a heart call away.
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