First and foremost, I hope you all are having a beautiful day. I hope your day is full of lots of love, laughter, kisses, and hugs. I hope your day is full of all the beauty that surrounds you and I am so honored that Ronan has made you all so much more thankful for the blessings in your life. As much as I miss him, I truly am thankful for the many gifts he has left all of us especially all the love that he continues to spread around the world, to people like you. I know that his love is something that will continue to inspire countless people and for that I am truly grateful.
I wanted to take a minute to also talk about The Brightest Star in the Sky event that is happening at The Biltmore this Friday. As of now, almost 300 tickets have been sold. I am in shock at how quickly this event was pulled together and I had absolutely nothing to do with it. I cannot say thank you enough to everyone involved and it is even more amazing that so many of the people who have worked so hard on this, that I’ve never even met. They have taken it upon themselves, out of the kindness of their hearts to do something so selfless and inspiring. To everyone who has so generously been donating items left and right, thank you so much. As I’ve said before, I don’t have an exact plan as far as what we want to do with the money that is being raised in Ronan’s name for his foundation. I have a number in mind as far as how much I want to raise, and it is big. A big part of me knows we are going donate it to research, but Woody and I both are going to put a lot of time and effort into finding out right facility to donate it to. This is a decision that is going to take a lot of time and effort. As Woody says, he wants to sit down with the doctors and have them tell us why we should believe in them and what they are doing. We want them to answer to us as to why they deserve to receive such a gift in honor of our son. We have to believe in our hearts in what they are doing and that they are going to be the one’s who are deserving of this gift. I also know I would like to help out other families who may not have the support that we do, but deserve it just as much. In my heart of all hearts, I just want to make a difference and in no way shape or form could we do this without all of you. Someday, I hope to help with saving the lives of these precious children and I hope you all know it is not just me doing this, but you as well. It is because of your generosity, your love, your support, the taking the time to care and spread Ronan’s story around that I know great things are going to be accomplished. Please know that I am so very thankful for that. You are each helping to save my sanity and my family. I know I say this all the time, but you all give me such strength when I feel like I can’t go on. I am thankful for all of you every second of everyday.
Today, I am going to try to enjoy the sun and the beach as much as I possibly can. Today, I am going to try to bask in the love of my twins, family, and friends that surround me. Today, I am not going to hide in my bed like I did most of yesterday. Today, I will try to have a good day for my Ronan and for my twins because they deserve to see their mama smile. I love you all. Thank you again for everything and please go and enjoy Friday night if you can. It is going to be an amazing event and it is just the beginning of all the things that are to come in honor of my blue-eyed boy. A special thank you to the group of people who I am just calling my busy little bees. You all are amazing!!!!
P.S. Yesterday it was the birthdays of my two beautiful friends, Sarah and Susie. I totally blanked on their days which I feel awful about. You two know how much I love you and how much you mean to me. I hope your birthdays were filled with love. I know Ronan was surrounding you giving you one of his famous winks and smiles. I love you both.