Defining Life Moment

Defining Life Moment = sitting comfortably next to my beautiful bride being 30 feet away from one of the greatest performers, George Strait. For a moment, I snuck a glance at my amazing wife to see her eyes wide with the glisten of tears within them. It was a pure, raw, and selfless moment. I felt it too and couldn’t help but tear up myself. It was overwhelming.

George Strait’s career and life are inspirational. His songs tell a story and a life full of blessings that transcend generations. He’s more than just a person that the masses flock to in order to see perform. His performances are simple, but they are real. Just him, his guitar, and his band. No flashy lights; no grand performance of smoke and lasers. Just him, and what seems like only us. It allows you to relax and just be in the moment. It’s what we so desperately needed, Andrea and I. Thank you Mr. Strait. I hope to one day meet you, and thank you in person.

Furthermore, being where my wife and I are today, with all that we have been through, it is a miracle, a blessing, and something to be so very thankful to God for. For now, my life has been spared. Yes, we are fighting the disease once again, but I have plenty of fight left. The journey ahead is still very uncertain, but living in the moment is one of the greatest gifts of all. I love my life. I really do.

Dear Cancer,

My sincerest apologies, but you are going to have to step aside. I have a life to live, children to raise, and a wife to fall in love with all over again each and every day.


Ryan, husband to a beautiful wife and father to two amazing boys, friend/family to an ever growing group of angelic people, and a child of God.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Mary Leja (Jodi Ralston), for the amazing tickets. It was a perfect life moment for us, and one we so desperately needed. We can never thank you enough.

I love you all. Please pray for unremarkable scans this coming Wednesday. Please pray for peace and comfort. Please pray for healing and guidance. I will pray the same for all of you. Have an amazing rest of the weekend.

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One Response to Defining Life Moment

  1. Renee Levasseur says:

    So glad to hear you and Andrea had the precious moments you desperately needed together. Always praying.

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