Friday, January 30, 2009

My Dear Sweet Friend Vicki...

Lyman, Vicki, and Ryan

We got very sad news yesterday that Vicki's son Ryan passed away while they were on a cruise through the Panama Canal. My heart is broken for Vicki and Lyman, and yet I also can't help but be happy for Ryan...he is now free of the pain and is reunited with his brothers Brad and Marc and also his Grandparents.
Ryan and Brad had Muscular Dystrophy.... Marc passed away a few days after he was born.
How much grief and pain can one family have? If you know Vicki, you know what an amazing selfless, loving, giving, woman she is. My son Ty always says "There is a special place for Vicki Kranwinkle in HEAVEN"..and I agree! She has devoted the last 27 years to her children. She has always been there for them! Helping them do everything as that horrible disease took all of their strength and ability to do just everyday basic things...She did all of this with such an amazing attitude. I have such admiration for her...and I hope she knows how much I love her and that she is my dear sweet friend!
Brad

Marc


Vicki and Lyman made sure that Brad and Ryan had full and happy Lives...they took them to so many different places and always made sure that they got to experience new things...like the cruise through the Panama Canal...and many other memorable vacations. Marc, Brad and Ryan are now on a different adventure...My prayers and thoughts are with Lyman and Vicki at this very difficult time!

7 comments:

fivecutekids said...

Perfect post cute-girl. :) My heart is also broken for our sweet friend. How wonderful the reunion for these now pain-free and healthy boys.

Mckayla said...

That makes me sad but happy at the same time. They will be in my prayers!

Tolman Family said...

What a sweet post to Vicki, Julie. She is very lucky to have you as her friend.

jILl PeTeRsEn said...

Bring on the water works! That was so sweet and my heart is full. I hope Vicki and her husband will get through this well as they have in the past. I can't imagine. She is a special woman.

Lindsey Lu said...

THERE SURE IS A SPECIAL PLACE IN HEAVEN FOR HER AND SHE WILL BE STANDING NEXT TO HER BOYS WHO WILL BE RUNNING AROUND PAIN FREE:) I THINK SHE IS ONE OF A KIND AND I'M SO GREATFUL SHE HAS SUCH A STRONG GROUP OF FRIENDS THAT WILL HELP HER THOUGH THIS TIME..THANKS FOR SUCH A NICE POST MOM...WE LOVE VIKKI!!!

Sue P said...

Well said Julie. My thoughts and prayers are also with Vicki. She is such a great example to all of us and I am so glad that she is our dear sweet friend. Her three boys are so blessed to have her for their Mother.

Vicki said...

Thank you! It is great to have you as my friend - Thanks with all my heart.