Gob bless the Barrett's in this difficult time. Mary Ellen is a Catholic blogger and columnist and we are praying for her and her family:
Even in this time of intense grief, Mary Ellen has been thinking of others, writing an email to let her friends know more about Ryan's last moments. Although she wrote that I should feel free to share it, her words seemed too personal to post on a blog, and I have been sitting at my computer, unsure of what she would want me to do.Continue reading>>>
I decided to post a portion of her message because Ryan's story should be told accurately in his mother's own words. As you will see, the poor child never "went missing" or "wandered off," even though, for a long and torturous night, he could not be found.