May 18, 2015 ~ TODAY we celebrate the SWEET and LOVING life of Dillon!!!! Our Amazing Dillon went home to be with the Lord on May 16, 2015!!! (For those of you who do not know, Dillon like his older brother Nathan, was afflicted with Tay-Sachs, in which there is no cure) Dillon will be greatly missed here on earth, but we know for sure we will see him again!!!!
Dillon was a PURE gift from GOD…He taught us ALL….how to LOVE deeply, SMILE bigger, LAUGH louder, and HOPE harder!!! He was an inspiration to ALL who had the privilege of knowing him! He was a child who was strong and courageous…he thoroughly enjoyed school, his friends, family, and home life despite his physical circumstances. We honor him today…as he was a treasured teacher! We learned to slow down, and not take our day for granted…he taught us to be forgiving, and to never give up…even when breathing was difficult!!! I could often be caught with my hand on his chest…telling him…”BREATHE DEEP DILLON…LOVE BIG!!!!” As I think of him today…I am reminded to live my God given purpose with GREAT LOVE…and BRAVERY!!!
Dillon had amazing friends…who were always by his side…helping him along the way to ensure he did not miss out on all the great activities!!! He was a model friend, and LOVED at ALL TIMES!!!!
Dillon’s SMILE could turn anyone’s day around…HE was SO FILLED WITH JOY….that in a nano second he could be caught belly laughing…which was SUPER contagious!!!
Dillon was also an awesome little brother to Nathan…who went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 9, 2012!!! They LOVED each other DEEPLY….and spent many days giggling and playing together!!!!
For me as a mom….HE became one of my daughter’s GREATEST and MOST HUMOROUS TEACHERS!!! He and she were almost always caught cracking up together about something silly…they looked long, deep, and lovingly into each others eyes…and spent endless days enjoying all of the activities with his friends!!!
Today, his friends and Teachers will be CELEBRATING DILLON’S LIFE !!!! They will enjoy a sweet treat, watch videos of all of them working and playing with Dillon, and REMEMBER their AMAZING FRIEND!!!!
We are praying for Dillon’s Mom and Dad….and all who loved him! THANK YOU for SHARING Dillon’s life with each of us!!!!
THE HEARTS OF SMARTSTART!
TWO HEARTS..ONE MISSION…
Nathan & Dillon…GIFTS from GOD!
THANK YOU for your lives of Teaching and LOVE!!!!
YOU TWO ARE FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS!!!!!!
PURE…LAUGHTER and LOVE!!!
HIS SMILE TRANSFORMED OUR HEARTS!!!!!