It's the day before graduation and I sit here filled with emotions. Dylan is more than my nephew, he is my practice son. Tina was gracious enough to share him with me and I love him as much as I love my own children.
Tomorrow is the start of something big or at least that's what every Hallmark card says. But for Dylan, he's always been headed for something big, he's always been amazing.
His senior year included being a varsity letterman on his hockey team and being called "the nicest kid with the biggest heart that his coach ever had the pleasure of coaching" and you could tell that he spoke from his heart when he spoke about Dylan.
His senior documentary project received "Fan Favorite".
He was accepted to all three colleges he applied to and is headed off in August to start that journey. A journey I am personally NOT thinking about right now.
He received straight As the first semester this year. He also received a Wallin Scholarship which is a pretty HUGE deal around these parts.
Although to ask Dylan about any of these things, he shrugs, gives a shy smile, "it's not that big of a deal" he says. He is modest, he is honest, he is genuine.
I love you to the stars and back!!