We felt love today. We felt such sadness and emptiness and at the same time we were surrounded by waves of love.
Family and friends gathered to celebrate Chase, and there was standing room only, overflowing into the hallways and additional rooms.
There were moving tributes and upbeat, heartfelt stories shared that honored our loved one and friend. It was amazing to see all the young people gathered together, remembering, honoring and loving their friend.
The flowers were artistic and beautiful. A lovingly made photo DVD montage played and we smiled seeing all the fun pictures throughout the years. There were displays of his medals and photo boards, and a tribute to the Marines, whom he loved. His motorcycle and helmet were also on display, as well as his varsity letterman jacket.
After the services, we came back to my mom and dad’s house and continued the celebration with toasts, laughter, stories and tears.
It’s hard to believe he’s gone. We miss you Chase and will see you again one day! Love lives on. xoxo