Although he always has challenges and big swings of ups/downs, one thing we know for sure is how hard Dylan tries to always give his best shot that he knows how to give. It's not easy, imagine being in his skin...he knows nothing other than fighting and being afraid of not only what every normal kid faces but his is coupled with the reality of his situation that can change on a whim (I think this is probably the hardest for any of us, so unpredictable).
Today marks 6 years since we made our trek to this side of things. I remember this day like it was yesterday, and to be honest its mind boggling to think that 6 years has already passed. I will say that with passing time comes reflection, with reflection comes appreciation, with appreciation comes gratitude...and I feel very gracious and blessed for all we have overcome thus far and how much others have helped us be here today. I think back often on right before this day, all the good people whom surrounded us, did fundraisers for us, offered a lending hand, or simply a prayer to keep us in good spirits. I haven't and will never forget what everyone has done for our family. In our time of need, business professionals, personal friends, and perfect strangers banded together around a common purpose; to see Dylan have the opportunity to live some form of normalcy.
Its been a whirlwind, its been enlightening, its been beyond challenging, its come with good times as well as bad, but in the end....its never broken us as a family. Today I give thanks, just having the ability to write something positive and congratulate Dylan on being on this side of life, its worth all the pain that has come before it.