All Good Things Are Wild and Free
Oh Maya, there are no words sometimes. His eyes say it all. They pierce through the soul.
Such a good mama…you were there for him every step of his life! You gave him all the love a mama could give!
I didn’t recognize the song. What was it? Loved the video!
I can’t watch it here in Germany:(
no words ecept ” fuck you to HELL” cancer… Maya I will fight this fight with you and give it my all.
I have no words, mostly because there is NO word that does this tragic story any justice….so I just shed tears for Ronan and for you Maya..that his life was snatched away too soon and all of the implications of that beautiful life cut way too short. He truly was a remarkable little man! Love to you.
My heart aches for you.
The bravest most beautiful blue eyed boy “Rockstar Ronan” xoxo to you Ro!!
Sending you hugs Maya… peace and strength xo
Hi Maya! I just signed up to walk in the “2011 St. Jude Give Thanks. Walk” on November 19th. Your beautiful family has touched my heart and I’d like to walk in honor of Ronan, if it’s ok with you.
Feel free to email me with any questions!
God, i cannot stop crying! That was beautiful. He was such a precious gift. I cannot begin to imagine what a loss you must feel. I am so sorry. I am praying for you!
The verse I read today and thought of sharing with you.
Isaiah 43:2a, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you” Keeping you in prayer…
This was so beautiful Maya. You are such an amazing family…you can see so much love in Ronans eyes for all of you. You did the best you possibly could for him. I am so sad for you and so sorry. Thank you for sharing your little hero with us…he is so amazing and I hope I can be half the person he was.
Lots of love….
Saw them perform this in concert — amazing (like the pictures). =)
“And he still gives his love, he just gives it away
The love he receives is the love that is saved
And sometimes is seen a strange spot in the sky
A human being that was given to fly”
Oh Maya… As I’ve said before, I may not know you personally, but I follow your blog every single day. I feel like I DO know you by now, and wish I could wrap my arms around you and make this all go away. And this video, there are definitely no words to describe. I’m bawling my eyes out for you, for ALL of you… Ronan is THE most beautiful baby boy I’ve ever, ever seen. You are an amazing, beautiful mother. I’m so sorry you have to experience this pain, it’s SO not fair!! I think of you EVERY day and pray that you will one day be able to breathe again, at least just a little better than today, feeling like you’re drowning…. When you feel up to taking on this horrible cancer, I’m with you. I will be part of Maya’s Mafia!! Thank you for sharing this video with all of us…
There is so much beauty in the bond that you have with your son. Your separation is temporary. Your love is forever. When you are together again, you will never have to tell him good bye or let him go. Thank you, Maya, for sharing so much with us.
Heartbreaking….. Keeping you and your family in my prayers always.
What a great video and tribute to such a remarkable boy who continues to touch my life and countless others. You remain in my thoughts and prayers daily. I wish I could take away your pain, give you answers, invent a time machine, be a medium…SOMETHING! Thank you for continuing to share your ever-so-private thoughts and emotions – you and Ronan have forever changed my life.
I am drawn to your blog Maya…you are an inspiration to all us Mothers and I am sending you a hug from cyberspace….May you have sweet dreams tonight. peace.
I posted this on my facebook. I want the world to know him…and I want him to help save other children! Also posted it on Oprah’s page. This is a beautiful tribute and it made me cry my eyes out. What a blessing it was to have him, what a curse it was to have him taken away!! FUCK YOU CANCER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i think this song is beautiful, and relates to how strong your love for Ronan is. Please know that he loves you back just as much Maya. I cant even tell you how mant beautiful things i see each day and i think that i wish Maya could see this too, because he is everywhere. i know you are hurting terribly right know ,but i truley beleive with the support of your family and all the people whom you have prfoundly affected on this blog, in time your open gash of a wound that is spewing pain and hate and sadness will turn into a scar that will never fully go awat but will become tolerable. I have no idea how long it will take but i believe with all my heart that you can do it. God bless you and your family Maya. i wish there was a way i could make you know Ronan is safe. i say the best way is to look for the signs. The dolphins, the boy on the plane, rainbows, your other boys, your husband. There are so many signs Maya and I will pray that you recieve them often.
Cannot stop crying after watching this. Fuck you cancer! Thank you Maya for sharing this and for opening my eyes. My husband and my two boys did a mile walk to benefit childhood cancer research on July 4th and I was thinking of all of you while doing it! I’m def not a runner so don’t laugh but you have inspired me to run a 5k. I know that’s nothing for you! 🙂 My brother is a runner so this weekend I’m going to do a “trial” run. Your an inspiration to a lot of people…:)
I left a comment from my phone earlier, but it didn’t post. I was thinking while crying through this video that you could see so much love in Ronans eyes for his family. I cannot imagine what you are feeling. No parent should ever have to go through this. I hope and pray your days get easier and less painful for all of you. I am so sorry.
I wont ever take my life for granted again.
He is such a beautiful boy, body and soul, and I am so sorry. I think about him every day. One day it has to get easier for you to live with this terrible sorrow, I hope it comes as soon as possible.
Amazing Maya!!! This brought tears and a smile to my heart. You have so many gifts to offer this world…this is so beautiful and the song you chose to play in the background is so fitting. You do this everyday on your blog–it blows me away how you always have the perfect song or perfect saying to offer to your readers. Your words not only touch so many of us but you add visually and “audiol-y”(not sure what the correct word is?!) to bring us into your world. Thank you for continuing to share your life with us and for being so honest.
What a wonderful soul – how heartbreaking that this had to happen to him and to your family. I think of you all everyday. I don’t have any words of wisdom – just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts.
Thank you again and again for sharing.
tears… just tears… but oh what a smile he has!
Maya, what a beautiful boy and soul, like many had said… there are just no words, not one…
Cancer – why oh why do you have to take the best in this world?
An emotional and love filled tribute to little Ronan. A gorgeous and courageous little man who has made a huge impact on so many around the world. You are in my thoughts. Rock on Ronan. xx
Maya, one of the most amazing things about this blog, is that you could have chosen to keep Ro’s battle private. You could’ve not told the world. But you did, and you let us clueless people know about what a horrible thing childhood cancer is. And I can only speak for myself, but this got deeply ingrained into my brain, so deep that I will never forget about Ro Baby and you. Thank you so much for sharing us your life.
He’s so beautiful and such a strong fighter. As I sat at my aunts funeral this past week trying not to sob, my thoughts were with you, and although you may not feel strong at times, you must be so strong to simply be. I’ll never forget Ro’s story (he’s the same age as my oldest son). Never ever.
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