It's been nearly a year since the accident that altered our lives. Our lives changed in many unfathomable ways, not all of them bad. We have been, and will continue to be tested, but that has made us stronger.
We know that there is a choice in how we react to and accept the loss of Rylie. We have consciously decided to CHOOSE HAPPY! This is the way that Rylie chose to spend her days, and to honor her, it is the way we intend to spend our days.
Rylie's ARK is a labor of love...
It is our chance to spread kindness.
It is our chance to "gently shake the world".
It is our chance to grow.
I am continually amazed when I hear of how Rylie touched so many people's lives in such a short time. She had a knack for making people smile, making them feel loved, and brightening the world around her.
Through Rylie's ARK we will work to spread kindness either through ripples or waves.
Meghann and Ziggy Guentensberger are Rylie's parents. During their time in the hospital with Rylie and after her death, they began writing about their experiences. What started as a way to keep people informed of Rylie's condition, turned into a way for them to process all that was happening. After she died on May 26, 2017 they both continued to write as a way to process and heal themselves and occasionally inspire others. These writings are housed on the Rylie's ARK Facebook page.