Friday, November 12, 2010

In loving memory

Jeffrey Ryan Hill "Greatest brother in the WORLD!"
1977-2010
I wanted to pay a tribute to my oldest brother who recently passed away due to a dirt bike accident. Ryan is and was one of the most important people in my life. I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to say that HE IS MY BROTHER. There is not another person that I know who is so humble, loving, kind, charitable, sweet, wonderful, and so much more. Ryan was so full of life , he had a smile that would melt your heart and a laugh that was so contagious you could not help but laugh. He could have you laughing when he walked into a room and have you crying two seconds later. Ryan would always make you feel like you were the most important person in the world, always putting you first and himself last. I truly do not know how we will live without this amazing man. I ache inside thinking that I will not see him again on this earth. Dinners, holidays, birthdays, family vacations will never ever be the same. Ryan was like medicine, no matter what you were going through he could make everything better, your worries and stress would just disappear any time that he was near. He was such a family man, always wanting to be where everyone else was. He was a wonderful daddy and an amazing husband. I am so grateful to his beautiful wife Mandy and their amazing four little children.
Ryan you will always be apart of me, you make me want to be a better person and I know that you will help me do that. You will always live on in our hearts. I love you to the moon and back and I can not wait for the day I get to see your beautiful face again.

19 comments:

Bre said...

Love you Kensie. I'm sorry for your loss. Let me know if there's anything I can do for you.

Natty said...

Kensie, i am so sorry. When did this all happen??

Mandy said...

He sounds like such a great man and brother. That was such a great tribute. Love you girl and really do let me know if there is ANYTHING I can do, at all.

Audrey {C} said...

Man.... well said. I can't imagine what you're going through. So sad. I'm grateful that we are Mormon and know we will be with our families for the rest of forever. I hope you find peace and solace. love you!

DAD said...

YOU ARE RIGHT ON, HE WAS ONE AMAZING PERSON!!!!!!I LOVE YOU & YOUR BROTHER!

I LOVE YOU MCKENSIE

DAD

Jill said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry about this Mckensie. Your brother sounds like an amazing person. I'm so sorry for your loss. This post was a beautiful tribute to your brother. Our love to your family during this difficult time.

The Heriford's said...

You are an amazing person. I can sense the love that you and everyone else had for Ryan. I am so grateful for the knowledge we have that your family will be together again. Thanks for your stength and inspiration. Love you tons!

garbers said...

Kensie...I am SO sorry this happened to you and your family. You guys are all so amazing. I know that your brother is loved and watching over all of you now. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Find comfort in the Lord and the knowledge we have that you will be reunited with him again. Love you!

Tiffany said...

Love you.

Cara Grenny said...

He sounds like such an amazing person Kenz. I am so sorry for you and your family. You are the sweetest girl ever and I know you will see your brother again!

Brandon, Christie, and Addie said...

You did such a great job with Ryan's eulogy. I was so proud of you. I wish that I could put a bandaid on your aching heart, if only it was that simple. I went to a mission homecoming today. I was thinking about Ryan and can picture him on his mission in heaven, those people are lucky to be hearing his beautiful testimony. Love you!

ashley said...

he sounds like an amazing brother, and man. i really hope you are doing ok. his family is in my prayers. my heart just ached to pieces reading about his 4 children. let me know if you need anything at all!

Lindsey Lee said...

Im so sorry McKensie. I have been thinking about you for a week now! He sounds like an amazing brother and man. I will keep you in my prayers!

Emily said...

I am so sorry to hear about your family's loss. It's just not fair. Thankfully we have the knowledge that families are forever...but it does not take the sting away nor the fact that we are left on the earth to endure to the end without those that we love so, so, so much.

Your tribute to your brother was very well written and it gave me a glimpse into what a wonderful man he is.

I'm praying for you and your family during this very difficult time. I pray that you'll feel comforted in the coming days, weeks, months, and years to come with knowledge that you'll see him again. God bless you all.

Ben and Andria said...

Kensie,
My parents just told me last night. I hope it's ok I blog stocked you. Tyler passed away the same day one year ago. I feel your ache and I'm so sorry. I remember Ryan very well growing up and he always had a glow about him. He truly is one of a kind.
If you ever want to talk you can call or email me. andria.sainsbury@imail.org

xoxo
Annie Ratliff Sainsbury

AnnDee said...

What a hard time for you and your family. Isn't it wonderful to know that families are forever--what a blessing to know that! Still, it's such a hard thing for you to have to endure. I'm so sorry.

Lance and Kara Ford Family said...

You have an amazing family Kensie. Know that we are thinking of your family and Ryan's little family often and keep you all in our prayers. Love you so much!

McGuire's said...

Hi Mckensie, I just heard about your brother tonight and wanted to tell you i'm so sorry. I can't imagine how hard this has been. I hope you feel the peace and love from our Savior. Your family and his sweet family are in our prayers. Emily McGuire

Marianne said...

I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss. It breaks my heart to think of anyone losing someone they love, because I know how devastated I would be in the same situation. I hope you and your family can find peace and comfort.