This morning I was scrolling through Instagram like any other morning and I came across the "hashtag" #RedBalloonsForRyan
After clicking, there was a feed of beautiful photos flooded with fiery red hair and big beautiful brown eyes and I was heartbroken to find out that little Ryan Cruz Saldana lost his life a few days ago in a freak accident. While doing something our kids do everyday, playing in the front yard of his house. Just by going into the street to fetch a frisbee, a truck drove by, and unfortunately it was a tragic case of 'wrong place at the wrong time.'
As a mom, I always hate to hear about the loss of a child but this hit home. Especially since it happened in the blink of an eye and doing an every day thing. I mean, my daughter plays in the front yard every day.
After viewing all of the photos of this beautiful little boy, I feel the love from his parents radiating through the photos and the bright spirit little Ryan had. I couldn't imagine going through what his parents are going through. My heart just hurts for them...
I came across a blog posted by Ryan's mom's best friend and she asked the only thing mom wanted was for Ryan's spirit to live on and be remembered. So, lets share this story to remember little Ryan's vibrant spirit.
Love on your kids every day and squeeze them extra tight tonight and every night. Every day truly is a gift, so lets not take it for granted.