what i love wednesday {No. 120}


i still can’t believe it.
i keep thinking it isn’t real.
how can it be?

red balloons for ryan

this sweet young boy was struck by a truck last friday. i know we are all in shock.

all day i sat and cried my eyes out and i put myself in Jacqui’s shoes. what could she be going through? what would i do?

after a day like that i don’t just turn a 180 and smack a smile on my face and act like everything is peachy.

i am distraught.

but this isn’t good either. now i am doing my family a disservice. my family doesn’t have to lose their mother to commiseration and wallowing in empathy for another family we faintly knew. of course i held all my children closer and listened to them better and paid them constant attention, but this isn’t about me. my intense feelings for this sad tragedy should move me into action. action that helps. action that gives. action that is still there for my family. i am still a wife and a mother and just because depression is a slippery slope for those who have dwelled there doesn’t mean i allow myself to fall back in.

evil wants us to fall, God wants us to rise above and take action.

here’s how we can help. if you live nearby sign up to bring meals, help with the house, bring whatever it is they need. if you do not live nearby send money, prayers, and cards.

here are some ways to send money in Ryan’s name:

what this what i love wednesday is:
i love this family and i love how we are all going to move to action and help.

you can read the tragic story of what happened to sweet Ryan, here on Alissa’s blog.


i would love for you to link up your loves and i understand if you are not feeling up to it today. what ever you chose is right. thank you for stopping by today.

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  1. says

    Thank you so much.

    Your kind words mean so much to us.

    We are so grateful for all the love and support given from this incredible community.

    • krystina_lolli says

      Oh, Jacqui, I am so thrilled you stopped by. I am humbled by your grace, courage, and strength. I was so deeply affected by your loss, that I cannot imagine your daily life. I wish I could give you a big hug. You are truly amazing

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