Bryce Ryan Martin (obituary)

Our little man arrived to us June 3, 2006. He was called home before his time with us had begun. Bryce is survived by his parents Ryan and Allison Martin, his big sister Jadynn, and grandparents, great grandparents, aunts and uncles who all love him very much.
Bryce will be laid to rest next to his Great Grandpa in the Washington Heights Cemetery. Though his time with us was short and he may be gone, he will never be forgotten. We love you Bryce!


My dear boy!

Bryce....I feel like a terrible mother....I haven't written here in so long. I think about you daily and still post about you on the other I guess I'm not totally guilty. So many awful things happen here on this Earth. It makes me somewhat grateful that you don't have to experience any of this evil and heartbreak here with us. If I could tuck all my kids away in a perfectly safe place then I would in a heartbeat. I love you so much and hope that you can feel that. I sure hope that you and Grandpa are helping out our family members who need it most. Keep them close and help them with the hard times they are going through. I've been thinking about you and Grandpa a lot lately....deep inside I hope that means you are thinking of me too.

I can't believe that this year you will be 5! Holy cow! You would be starting kindergarten...such a big boy. So hard to believe that you would be so big..walking, talking, writing your name getting ready to pick out school clothes. All that fun stuff. Makes me sad that i won't get to do that with you.

Also...I could use some help with your brother...PLEASE! He is a pain in the butt to potty train. I'm hoping this is it and he is going to start doing it. I just think that I would be past that with more diapers. I guess that if I could change it all I would change your diapers for as long as I needed just to have you back. It's funny the things that you would trade to have a loved one back. I'd give anything....but in reality we just know that can't happen. I guess I will have to be content with knowing I will see you again one day. Until then, know that I love you and not a day goes by that I don't think about you for one reason or another.

Love, Mom


My little Bryce...

I feel like I have been a terrible mother....I haven't written on here for so long. It's not that I don't think about you...I think about you everyday! I think that I am just starting to be okay with knowing that I can carry you in my heart always and that is okay for the moment. But still...I like to come on here and write a few things that I am feeling. I hope that you and Grandpa are getting well aquainted. If he can't be here with the rest of the grandkids, I'm glad he can be with you. I miss you and Grandpa a lot. I think about you both all the time. Sometimes I am in pity mode and wonder "why". Sometimes I feel very picked on and wonder what I could have done to deserve this. Other times I am just greatful that I was able to love and lose then to not have loved at all. I hope you and Grandpa know that I love you both very much. I miss ya lots and lots.
On another note....I'm hoping that you two are helping to prepare us for this new little one on the way. Keep her safe till you send her to us. I look forward to her arrival....may sound strange, but those are the times that I feel closest to you and I'm sure it will be particularly special with Grandpa there with you this time.
Just know that I love and miss you everyday and look forward to our reunion one day. I love you and tell Grandpa I love him. Muah!


we have a birthday coming up.

Oh Bryce, where has 3 years gone? I am missing you alot today. Just thinking that 3 years ago we were so excited to have you here with us, in our family. Who knew that your whole life can change in the blink of an eye. I hate that 3 years have passed, I feel farther and farther from you everyday! I hope you will join us at your birthday party, I miss you so much. I am sure that people read this and think, "what a crazy lady, her baby died before he was born, she doesn't know him" but only a mom who has lost a baby knows how much we bond before birth. You are always in my heart. Love you baby boy!!!


Happy Easter Little Man

Oh Bryce...I miss you so much...3 years ago I was pregnant with you without a care in the world! I thought alot about you on Easter, just thinking what Jesus had done for us so that we can live together forever. We went to the cemetary to visit and I was taking pictures and I decided to do a little video and I am so glad I did. We just love you and miss you so much.

I have never heard Trey say your name so clear and perfect as he did in this video! We love you and can't wait til we can be together again!


Missing and loving you

So I was doing some packing tonight and I have been kind of putting off packing some of your stuff because although I plan to put it back up once we move, it somehow feels wrong to pack your stuff away in a box. Anyway, so I got up the nerve and did it tonight. Well as always I am bawling when I get your stuff out and loving on it and just wishing you were here...well, I was loving on your little hat and I was looking and I found one of your hairs! Oh my gosh...I started freaking out! I never got a lock of hair from you and now I have one little tiny hair of yours and now I am terrified of losing it! I stared for a bit and just cried and then I thought, "crap...what if I breath and lose it?!?" So I got up and held it tightly and put it in a baggy so I never lose that hair. Who would have thought that a hair would have effected me so much? But I now have one more piece of you that I never thought I had! I am in love with the hair! I hate that life has to move on without you, but it does and I miss you so much. I have always felt that with everyday that goes by that I feel farther and farther away from you but now I try to look at is as it being one day closer to when I get to see you again! Know that I love and miss you very much, more than anyone can understand.
Love, Mommy

1.13.2009'd be so big!

So the other day I went to Uncle Corey and Aunt Lisa's house for a little football party. Lisa's cousin was very pregnant when I lost you and I saw her and her little girl the other day and I had to hold back the tears...I couldn't believe how big you would be if you were here with me. She was running around, potty trained and talking like crazy. It was neat and sad to see at the same time, I couldn't help but feel a weird and kind of random connection with her. She was a little doll and I just think about what life would be like if you were here. Would tou be a little heathen or would you be well behaved? What kind of toys would you be into, would you be a star wars fanatic like your cousins? Man I just wish I knew. I could almost just picture you running around and stealing cookies off the counter and asking to go potty every 5 minutes just so you could play in the bathroom. I felt kinda dumb cause I said something about it to Lisa, Annie and Michelle and then I started to cry and I realized that I might look dumb so I had to stop talking because if I didn't I was going to be a mess. Anyway, I just had to write and tell you that I miss you and do think of you everyday, there hasn't been one day go by that I haven't thought of you. I miss you and wish you were here with us, but I know that you are a special Little Man and have other work that needs to be done to prepare our way to be a family again. But Right now I just can't stand it! I would love for you to be driving me crazy! So just know that I love you very very much. Miss you!


Miss you at Christmas!

Oh, my sweet little Bryce!! These holidays are just not the same knowing that we could have two little monsters running around instead of one! I think about it everyday! What kind of silly things would you be saying and doing?? So not fair! You will always be our Christmas Angel! I love you and miss you soooo much! I think about you everyday and wonder what you are doing. Please keep close during this hard time of the year. I love you baby boy!! You are always in my heart!! Love, Mommy!
Your sister misses you! And Trey says your name so well! We love you!
Trey is always so well behaved at the cemetery, I like to believe it's cause you are there with us!
Love you Bryce!