I woke up today with news that is every parents worst nightmare. My real life friend of Baby Boy Bakery lost her 3 1/2 year old son tragically on Friday after being struck by a truck. Friend or not, stories like this rock us to the core. I’ve been sifting through so many emotions today that the day has been a complete blur. Nothing I say or do will ever be enough to take away the pain Jacqui and Dan are feeling.
You can read the entire story over at Alissa’s blog here.
(her website has been down all day due to high amounts of traffic so keep checking back)
And while there is nothing any of us can do to take their pain away, I will be donating 100% of the profits from Paper Doll Clothing Company this week to Jacqui and her family to help with funeral costs and loss of income while mourning this unspeakable tragedy.
Other’s way you can help:
Show your love to the family with hashtag #redballoonsforryan on Instagram. There is over 11,000 posts just TODAY! What an amazing community we have.
Purchase “Ryan’s necklace” designed by Lisa Leonard Designs. $5 of every purchase will go directly to Ryan’s family.
Donate directly here.
Purchase this adorable shirt from GeoFox in memory of Ryan.
And lastly, please keep this family in your prayers. There lives will never go according to how they planned. It’s times like this that put even the hardest days as a mom in perspective.
On the eve of my 31st birthday, I’m counting my blessings as today was a reminder of how precious life really is. I pray for Jacqui and Dan and anyone else that will go to bed tonight with empty beds in their house. May they find the smallest amount of peace.