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Sometimes we stumble across gifts from the past when we least expect them.  Last week, while packing to move, I found this card that Ryan wrote to his sister Mandy on her birthday January 9, 2002 – two and a half months before his death.  He loved to write poetry, so for this post I want to share some of his words.

IMG_6574 IMG_6575Here it is just as he wrote it, without edits or corrections.

“Happy 12th Birthday

Full of happiness & glee

I love you a lot

(and also your Beey)

Your growing up fast

Put a brick on your head

By the way you look good

especially in red

I love you I love you

until I die

That’s all I have to say

so,

HAPPY  Birthday!

I Wuv U

-Ryan”

No commentary needed.  Simply a beautiful gift.

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