A Special Thank
wife and I would like to thank the City of Glendora and all
Glendorians for their true outpouring of Love and support.
It has been a blessing that no parent would ever hope to ask
for but Ryan's mother and I humbly and respectfully are so
honored to accept. We have gained so much strength from you
all and we feel your heartbreaking over the loss of our
friends and family, no words can express our deepest
appreciation for all you've done for us during this most
difficult of realities. We ask God to grant each of you an
extra portion of His Love. Please know that from the
smallest to the largest act of kindness, each was/is an
interregnal piece of our recovery.
Bible Verses and
Living - Psalm 23
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me
beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of
righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of
death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod
and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine
enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my
life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
2 Timothy 4:6-8
The Apostle Paul wrote the eulogy for all Christians when he
penned this verse. You will notice the word "Departure"
in the start of the verse. The word that Paul used here was
a picture word that meant to finally board a ship that had
taken his whole life to pack and prepare for that one
special day to set sail and START his eternal life.
For I am
now ready to be offered, and the time of my
is at hand.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I
have kept the faith:
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness,
which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that
day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love
Ryan not only knew he was
packing his ship but he did it with Life and Glee and
Happiness and Courage and above all with the “Blessed
Ryan’s last act was still denying his personal circumstance
of a daily fight against the disease of Diabetes.
Ryan grabbed that Surfboard, he ran with a smile and
excitement to the surf that would take him to his heavy
laden ship, and he set sail on the journey home, then off to
May God continue to be the wind in his sails and May God
bless us all.
pictures taken at Ryan's Home Going Service.
There was somewhere between 400-500 people in attendance. We
realized much too late that we didn't arrange for a
photographer to document the service. We are so grateful
that one of our good friends did take the pictures seen
below. Our hopes are that some others took pictures that day
and we would appreciate it so much if they would post them
Ryan's Photo Album.