Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Our sweet Dylan passed away this morning at 1:20 am. I say "our" because everyone that came in contact with Dylan, felt such a connection to and love for him. His incredible spirit changed everyone's hearts for good, including mine. So many emotions fill my body. I am happy for him that he is free from his sick body. That he is free from pain and from the many limitations that he had. I have a deeper sense of love for my whole family. Families are forever. I know this more now than ever! I know that life can be hard. Very, very difficult in fact. But we are never left alone.

After Dylan's spirit left his body, the song "In This Very Room" was going through my head. I mentioned it to Chelsea and she said the same song was in hers too. Here are some of the words.

"In this very room, there's quite enough love for all of us,
And in this very room, there's quite enough joy for all of us.
There's quite enough hope, and quite enough power
To chase away any blue. For Jesus, Lord Jesus,
Is in this very room."

My heart is broken, especially for my wonderful sister, her husband and kids. I know that our Heavenly Father and Savior is mindful of them. I don't think any parent should ever experience what they have, but I know that they will be there by their side. Their pain is deeper than I could ever imagine and I so wish I could take it all away. They have been and are amazing people. I'm so blessed to have them in my life.

Dylan will be missed by so many! He was so special that he didn't need to be here anymore. It is so hard to lose him, especially so young and we will forever be doing it for Dylan!


Jullie said...

I'm so sorry, Lindsay. My prayers go out to all of your family.

Helena said...

So sorry Lindsay! Your family has been through so much! We'll be praying for Ryan, Mandy and for sweet Mason!

Kristin said...

Lindsay, I am so so sorry. Mandy is one of the most amazing, strongest people I know and her strength is inspiring. May Dylan forever touch your lives and we will be praying and thinking of you all.

bobbi said...

Dylan touched so many lives-- even people he didn't know! Couldn't have a better angel watching over all of you!! We love you and your family.

Baird Family said...

Lindsay, my heart aches for your entire family. We're praying for you all and hope you continue to receive the strength and comfort you need!

Rich and Tyra said...

What a special boy who has touched so many people! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family... so so sorry for your loss...My heart has been full all day thinking of your family. What a great example you all have been. So greatful to know that families are forever!

Brooke said...

The Brigham City Temple got an angel the day that heaven got a sweet angel!

Kedrick & Kori said...

I am sorry for the loss you are facing at this difficult time in your own family. It must be so heart wrenching. We will pray for your little Mason. Our family prayed for Dylan and then we forgot for awhile so when I told my girls that Dylan had passed away they thought it was their fault...we quickly taught them otherwise, but so sweet. Isn't it amazing the effect that we can have for good when we share our stories and others can be praying for you, even those that we have never even met. Lindsay, you are strong even when you think you are not, may you feel the peace of our Savior thru all of this, no matter how hard it gets...hang on to the peace. -Kori