This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Ryan Yoho who was born in West Virginia on 1985 and passed away on 2004 at the age of 19. We will remember him forever.
I HEAR EACH TEAR FALL ON HER FACE
My Mom doesn’t know I’m watching her
but I’m watching her just the same.
And I hear each tear fall on her face
at the very mention of my name.
She says it sounds like music to her ears
and can be heard over a crowd.
Oh, I hear each tear fall on her face
when my name is said aloud.
I watch her stumble through each day
as she wishes the day would end.
And I hear each tear fall on her face
as she talks of me to her friends.
But there are few who truly understand.
Oh this I've heard her proclaim.
And I hear each tear fall on her face.
Will my Mom ever be the same?
I know that her smile lights up a sky.
But I don't see that smile today.
Oh, but I hear each tear fall on her face.
Her blue skies have turned to gray.
Oh I send to her my warmest hug
with the rays of the morning sun.
Then, I won't hear a tear fall on her face.
For I shall erase them one by one.
Yes, my Mom doesn't know I'm watching her.
But I'm watching her just the same
And if I hear a tear fall on her face
I'll just softly whisper her name!
On the day God took you
I thought that I would die
I wondered where the time went?
I asked alot of whys??
With people all around me
I felt alone inside
From all their words of comfort,
I couldn't seem to hide,
I thought I might be dreaming
That I'd wake and find you here,
I thought "This can't be happening."
As I wiped another tear.
On the day that you were laid to rest
My heart broke yet again,
I wondered if the pain would end,
But mostly, I wondered when??
It's hard to be without you,
At times the days seem long,
Sometimes I just sit crying,
When there's really nothing wrong.
I wish we'd had more time,
Before your life was done.
I hope your resting peacefully,
My precious one
There's a special Angel in Heaven
that is a part of me
It is not where I wanted him
But where God wanted him to be
He was here but just a moment
like a night time shooting star
and though he is in Heaven
He isn't very far
He touched the heart of many
Like only a Angel can do
I would've held him more often
If the end I only knew
So I send this special message
to the Heavens up above
Please take care of my Son
and send him all my love
If we could have a lifetime wish
A dream that would come true.
We'd pray to God with all our heart
For yesterday and you.
A thousand words can't bring you back
We know because we've tried.
Neither will a thousand tears
We know because we cried.
You left behind our broken hearts
And happy memories too.
But we never wanted memories
We only wanted you.
Ryan with Cousins Caitlin & Dalton
"ANNIVERSARY DATE IN HEAVEN"
Your Anniversary date in Heaven is growing near,
And I miss you so much with each passing year.
I think of you and my heart constricts in pain,
And I question whether I'll ever be whole again.
I wonder if you count the time as I do.
Since you left us for Heaven - is it still new to you?
Or does time count in Heaven like it does for us here?
Do we seem far away to you? - or do we feel near?
So many questions arise in my mind.
"Do you miss us since you left us behind?
Is it possible for you to be sad? - for you to feel pain?
Do you question why this happened?
Do you feel the same?
The answers to my questions will be mine someday,
As I cross to where you are –
Through Heaven's pearly gates.
Then I will know the joy that you experience there,
And we will be together, forever in Heaven so fair!
Oh, how I wished God had made a plan,
Where loved ones in Heaven could reach down to man.
Just one simple word - just one gentle touch -
But who am I fooling? Once would never be enough!
There are no words to describe the unspeakable pain,
Of losing a child - Our loss is God's gain!
So, Happy anniversary in Heaven,
My precious child, so dear.
I'm so glad you're there with God ---
If I can't have you here.
-By Faye McCord,
(Newsletter editor, Jackson, MS TCF) -
~in loving memory of my son, Lane McCord
(1/26/65 - 9/13/98)
In memory of Ryan's friend Drew, who died in May 2007. Two sweet Angels reunited again at Heaven's Gate. R.I.P. Drew & Ryan.
Thank you Nancy so much for creating this precious treasure
We would like to thank everyone for all their support and kindness during the months of court hearings. To have so many people out there who think of us, we are truly blessed. Ryan was lucky to have such wonderful friends as we were to have him. His precious smile will never be forgotten and he will forever smile down upon us.
Please continue to help us in fighting to stop "Drunk Driving". If we can save just one person, that's one less family that would have to suffer this horrible pain daily.
We are forever grateful to all of you.
The Yoho Family