Wednesday, March 26, 2008

~Happy Birthday Ryan!~

Ryan I just wanted to let you know how greatly loved you are on this birthday. You are such an amazing person with great love and understanding. You are such a great example to so many people of so many things. Thank you for being so great to our sister, and loving her unconditionally. We love you tons and probably won't call because you will be busy answering other call today. But we love you and wanted you to know we are thinking of you. Also if there is anyone out there that feels inclined to leave a message to Ryan or Tonia please feel free to click on the comment button under any blog to leave a message. We will be reading these to Tonia frequently to let her know how greatly loved she is. Love you Ryan and try to have a good day!


Charity said...

Happy Birthday Ryan! We are thinking of you and praying for your family everyday. If there is anything we can do for you please let us know. Tell Tonia to stay strong and keep fighting.
Love Robert & Charity Bates

The Gately Family said...

Wishing you a Happy Birthday Ryan! You, Tonia and the family are in our constant thoughts & prayers. I will be back up on Thursday or Friday. If you need me to bring anything please let me know. You both are such an inspiration to us for your love and strength. Ryan, thank you for taking such good care of my sweet friend. God keep you and bless you.
Love Tamara & Shawn Gately

Dale said...

Happy Birthday! Our prayers and continual thoughts are with you and your family. Tonia and Ryan, we love you tons and we wish were there to let you know ourselves.

Wow! We were inspired with your great smile after the trach. surgery. As always, you are an inspiration.

Love- Dale, Michelle and kids

Ted said...

Happy Birthday Ryan. Your rock solid and unwavering support of your family is a great inspiration to us all. I feel fortunate to have you as a brother-in-law.

Maria said...

Dear Ryan & Tonia
Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you for being such a great example to us of never giving up and enduring to the end. Thanks for always thinking of Reese and making him feel special. He asks me several times a day how you are doing and loves you so much.
Maria & Reese

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Ryan!
This is a very special day to your family; you are thier corner stone, the thing that holds them all together. You are all so blessed to have each other to Love!!
All of us at work are thinking about you and your family. So many prayers are being said for you all...
Russ and I send our love,
Brenda Croshaw-Porath

Rick Mayo said...

It was good to talk to you on the phone. It was difficult responding to the crash scene and finding it was our friend Tonia involved. You should know that you have people in our ranks at the Highway Patrol who hold you and Tonia in the highest regrard. Please convey to her our love and concern.
Your friend, Sgt.Rick Mayo

Anonymous said...

Tonia & Ryan - First of all, Ryan, everyone in Babe's family (in Oregon) wishes you a Happy Birthday! Stay strong and keep up the fight. I'm sure it's hard but you are an amazing person and you've done a great job so far. To my dear cousin Tonia. I can't put into words how you must be feeling. You are such a fighter, and are so darn strong. Keep staying strong and fight this. You can do it. You've proven to all of us you can overcome obstacles that come your way. Your faith and will power will get you through this. Please know that even though we are 100's of miles away, we are thinking of you all and praying for you and your family. We love you all dearly - Your cousin, Jamie

Anonymous said...

Tonia, you are a shining example to me in so many ways and I am blessed to count you among my dearest friends. Our family's thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you face this challenge. I'm trying to make arrangements for the kids so I can come and visit you this weekend. Get that lazer light ready - I want to see how it works!

Ryan, hang in there! You are an awsome husband and father. Please let me know if there's anything that we can help with. Thanks for letting me know about the accident. I'll see you soon.

Colleen & Steve Woodbury & family

Anonymous said...

Tonia and Ryan,
We were devasted to hear of the accident but, as always, amazed and inspired by your courage and faith. Your family holds such a special place in our hearts and we will be ever grateful to you for the influence you have been to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your children.
Love Paul & Pam Takos

Annetta Bunce said...

Happy Birthday Ryan,

We were so shocked to hear about Tonia's accident. It was great to see her smile in the the picture after the surgery. Just like Kaya is always smiling. Everyone in your family has such huge spirits. We are wishing you all the best.

Ian Bunce and family.

mike chadwick said...

Just wanted you to know you and your family are in my thoughts

love you

Turnbow Family said...

Tonia & Ryan,
We want you to know that you are such great examples to us and you are in our prayers. Tonia, you always have a smile no matter what you have been faced with. Keep being strong.
Matt & Kim Turnbow
& Girls

Anonymous said...

I just want to let you know that I love you and am thinking about you. I wish I was there and could come see you and your beautiful smile.
Ryan and family,
Stay strong and have faith. Love you all! Happy Birthday Ryan!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday ryan !! you two are so special in so many ways, We keep ya'll in our prayers all day everyday !!

keep up the good fight !!

love ya
russ,leanne, and kids

Anonymous said...

happy birthday bro !
i love you and my heart goes out to you and your family
hope that you have a good day

love u lots

Anonymous said...

Happy bithday Ryan. Hi Tonia, I love you so much!!! I am praying for you everyday and your family. I will be back to visit you in a few days. You have such a wonderful family and an amazing husband. When you and Ryan are together there is love everywhere. I know as your friend for more than 25 years you are strong and very determined, something I always admired about you. I love you with all my heart, and always have. I will see you soon. Please call if you need anything.
Love you more, Carolann

The Fawson Crew said...

Tonia, Ryan, and Family:
I just wanted you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers often. I always loved when you family came to visit when I was a kid. There was such a special, and strong spirit among you. I wish you the best, and will continue to pray for you!
Natalie Perkins Fawson

Anonymous said...

Hi Ryan and Tonia. Our hearts, our thoughts, and our prayers are truly with you right now. Even in this difficult time, you continue to teach, inspire, and humble us. You are a family of miracles, and we know that many more await you. Give Tonia a big hug from us, and we hope to give her one in person soon. We hope you felt loved on your birthday, Ryan. We should have sent you you a sword, a shield, and helmet because you are the world's true "knight in shining armor". Lots of love, the Benson Family

Todd Ellis said...

Tonia, you are so tough! You are such an inspiration to all of us. Your example and determination is a quality that all of should strive for! Ryan Your a great husband and I admire you for your strength,
our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Love you guys,

Todd Ellis & Family

Christina Howell said...

Dear Tonia and Ryan,

We have been thinking of you constantly and you are in our prayers each time we pray.

On Monday, we will drive down to Provo to see our little grandson. We would also like to come look in on you at the hospital, if possible. I am assuming that they will let us know at the desk if you're not up to seeing us, which we would understand perfectly well, of course.

I went and had lunch with Kaya one day last week. She was very perky and cute and laughed at everyone's antics. She is such a joy! Unless I hear differently, I am planning on taking her to see Shaun this coming Wednesday. I'm looking forward to it! Shaun misses her,too -- what a pair the two make! :o)

I loved to see your gorgeous smile in one of the pictures, Tonia.I love you very much. Christina
P.S. Oh! And happy (late) Birthday, Ryan!

Troy said...


I just wanted to say how proud I am to have you as a BIG sister. You are so strong and determined to go after anything you want. I truly look up to you as my hero. I will think of you always, as I am up in the hills or out on the lake you will always be by myside. Thank you for all that you have taught me. I have the utmost respect for you and Ryan you guys are truly one of kind. Good luck on your next leg of your journey you will be great over there. Keep smiling sis I will miss you so much. lots of love to you and the family.

Your little Bro Troy

Tara said...


I am so greatful to be your sister!You are so amazing to me. Ryan I am so glad you became a part of our family too. You two are an endless example of love, faith and courage. I will always have you in my heart and think of how much fun you must be having with Porter. Ryan we are always here for you. I love you both so much.

always the baby,