Last night we attended an event that no one ever wants to attend. Ever. Dillon Joseph Brooks slipped away, apparently with his usual smile on his face, last Saturday. Only 9 years old, he impacted the community to the point that about 1000 people were in attendance at the service and celebration of his life. Dillon was diagnosed with a very aggressive brain tumor last August and though his parents had the ability to bring him to the best facilities and the best doctors in the country, the cancer could not be beat. We learned that Dillon never cried, never asked why and loved tacos, Starburst, bright colors, loud music, fireworks and bendy straws as well as his dad and mom, who never left his side. What amazing job they did last night in honor of their son who never wanted people to cry. Our hearts are with his parents, siblings and the rest of the family as they navigate through these difficult days and hope they are finding some peace in knowing that there are no more surgeries, no more doctors, no more hospitals and no more suffering for their baby.
Tomorrow we celebrate my future daughter’s (I just don’t really like the word daughter-in-law) bridal shower and girls night. This is a huge day of celebration and kicks off the 2 week countdown till the night they say “I do.”
This is the circle of life. The roller coaster we ride. Through the darkest days and the brightest nights, love is always the answer. It’s what we all have to give and there is an endless supply….Let’s all love each other just a little more today and then wake up and repeat….over and over again.