I was having trouble figuring out what this week’s lesson would be. Then I saw a post on my Instagram feed with a photo of a family with the #redballoonsforryan hashtag. I searched it. Read everyone’s response to what happened but didn’t quite get the story. Certain words stood out. “Accident,” “I’m sorry,” and “heavy heart.”
I went to Dan and Jacqui’s Instagram feed. They hadn’t posted since Friday. I’d probably do the same.
On Dan’s feed I noticed he’s a 49ers fan like Jeff. I smiled.
As I looked around the house I started to cry. Pieces of Sebastian’s toys are everywhere. His laundry basket filled with last week’s clothing items. Moments ago all I wanted was to clean up. Now, I’m thankful for the mess.
Rest easy, Ryan.