Last week, we dropped a Love Bomb on Ryan who has been a time frame of 3-6 months. In this time, his current treatment may work, or the tumor in his brain will grow exponentially and cause death.
I fear the day that I report that Ryan is no longer with us, and we’ve only known him for a little less than a week. Of course, I pray for a miracle to come his way in some shape or fashion, but this got me thinking about my own life – as stories like this tend to do.
Don’t get me wrong, I feel a connection with all of you, and especially our Love Bomb recipients. I think we all run into particular people that just spark something in us.
What sparked me about Ryan was that he’s accepting the news not as a death sentence, but more-so a life sentence. He’s got a gorgeous wife, and children. He doesn’t know for sure how long he’ll live, but he acknowledges this:
“Three months. Ninety days. That means that every nine days could be a tenth of my life.”
Isn’t that kind of how it is for all of us? Who knows what could happen today or tomorrow? Each day truly is a gift. I hear this all of the time. I yell it to myself on a regular basis to try and get my butt in gear on making my dreams come true. But this Love Bomb kind of whispered to me, and I understood.
165 Comments, you guys. We left 165 little morsels of Love. And throughout the day, Ryan was thought of at least 165 times. Add 10 to that because I thought about him quite a lot that day, and since then too.
While all of the comments were incredible, here are a few random favorites of mine:
“I’ll pray daily that you have the strength needed in this time… and also so that you may be that third miracle. I’ll keep you in my mind.” – Moni
“Wow. The open integrity with which you handled that post just absolutely BLEW me away. God bless you Man. Ryan, I don’t know what the “right” thing is to say, so I’ll say I’m praying for that miracle that you and your doctor spoke of. It happens…I know it does. I think this community pulling together for you on your site could do amazing things in that regard. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong.
- Jonathan Ruth
“I have no words that will calm your fears. I have no words to remove your pain. I have only love for you and your family, people I’ve never met but feel a connection with. I’m sending healing thoughts and the hope for a miracle.” – Amy
If you still want to drop a comment on Ryan’s blog post, you still can! Here’s a link to the post: http://www.grassrootsconspiracy.com/blog/2012/04/19/three-months-and-counting
I also love it when the people we bomb SEE that we bombed them:
Of all the teams I could have ended up with, I sure do have the best one!
Enjoy your week, guys! See you Thursday with another Love Bomb that I’m sure will be incredible.