Let me tell you what I know.
I remember adding the ping-pong table to our basement to make the teenage zone a little more active.
Dylan, Chris and the gang had a very unique game they would play.
Battle Pong. They’d have 4 or 5 or 6 of them around the table each rotating one position and keeping the ball in play. When a player made a mistake, his cross table opponent smashed a ball as hard as he could at his competitor’s body.
I would walk in the room, Dylan would say ‘Raaannnddy’…I would half-smile and shake my head in mock disgust and walk out after checking on a) damage to walls and doors and b) if the snack level was still ok.
On that note, Chris was a health nut as you know and these guys would customarily eat a whole bag of peeled carrots in a sitting.
These were guy’s guys, with the biggest warmest hearts anyone could imagine.
Jesse and Dylan would light up any room. Jesse, I know that Dylan will still be lighting up that room with you as he’ll be beside you always.
Who is Dylan? Who is Chris? Who are these kids from Brookswood?
They are some of the most respectful, wonderful, considerate and caring kids I know, who are now amazing young men just starting their journeys…some with us here and some as close as a fall breeze or silver lining on a storm cloud.